Mike Hancock

Former MP, Portsmouth South

Portsmouth South Independent

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  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Generally voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Generally voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes

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Former Independent MP for Portsmouth South

Entered the House of Commons on 14 June 1984 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election

Party was Liberal Democrat until 2 Jun 2013

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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Iraq
  • Animal Experiments
  • Uganda
  • Parliamentary Questions
  • Retirement Age

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Panel of Chairs (26 Jun 2001 to 11 Jul 2014)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (6 Apr 2000 to 5 Apr 2001)
  • Member, Defence Committee (1 Feb 1999 to 24 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (16 Jul 1997 to 5 May 1999)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (3 Apr 1997 to 1 Apr 1999)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (21 Nov 1986 to 16 Mar 1987)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (21 Nov 1986 to 16 Mar 1987)

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  • Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Mike Hancock’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 96 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 36.98% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 6 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
  • 77 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 424 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Councillor and an Executive Member of Portsmouth City Council. Address: Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2BG.
March 2014 received basic allowance of £850. Hours: 30-40 hrs. (Registered 14 April 2014)
April 2014 received basic allowance of £850. Hours: 30-40 hrs. (Registered 14 April 2014)

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