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Michael Foster

Former Labour MP for Worcester


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A selection of Michael Foster's votes

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Former Labour MP for Worcester

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)

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Topics of interest

  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Education and Skills
  • Health
  • Transport
  • Local Government Finance
  • Milk Price
  • Area Cost Adjustment
  • Revenue Support Grant
  • Flooding

Other offices held in the past

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for International Development (6 Oct 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Assistant Whip (8 May 2006 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Peter Hain, Secretary of State), Northern Ireland Office (10 Nov 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • PPS (Team PPS), Department for Education and Skills (10 Apr 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • PPS (Team PPS), Home Office (16 Dec 2004 to 10 Apr 2005)
  • PPS (Team PPS), Department for Education and Skills (13 May 2004 to 16 Dec 2004)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 14 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Michael Foster’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 84.24% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 45 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 133 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.


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