Paul Goggins

Former MP, Wythenshawe and Sale East

Wythenshawe and Sale East Labour

A selection of Paul Goggins's votes

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  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Education: Foster Care 6 Jan 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education what arrangements he is making to extend the provision of foster care up to age 21.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Transport Infrastructure 17 Dec 2013

    One issue that merits greater consideration than the half page given by the commission is the proposal for a temporary exemption from air passenger duty for new long-haul routes from airports outside London. Such an exemption would help airports such as Manchester to develop new routes to China. Will the Secretary of State make sure that this idea stays on the table?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions 17 Dec 2013

    The Secretary of State indicated earlier that he was planning a consultation on mesothelioma victims. Does he accept that the review that his Department recently carried out simply did not fulfil the requirements of section 48 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012?

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Former Labour MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East

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

Left the House of Commons on 7 January 2014 — Died


Topics of interest

  • Justice
  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Blood: Contamination
  • Skipton Fund
  • Colombia
  • Identity Cards
  • Children In Care

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (28 Jun 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office (17 Jun 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Correctional Services and Reducing Re-offending), Home Office (11 May 2005 to 17 Jun 2005)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office (13 May 2003 to 11 May 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 61 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Paul Goggins’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 11 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Responsiveness to messages sent via in 2014: Too little data for valid analysis.
  • Has voted in 72.69% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 14 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 92 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 558 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jan 2014.


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