A selection of George Howarth's votes
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Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, 3 absences, between 2010–2016
Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
2 votes for, 3 votes against, between 2004–2011
Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 11 votes against, 1 absence, between 2003–2016
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 11 votes against, between 2011–2016
Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 15 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2014
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Yesterday, my right hon. Friend the Member for Leigh (Andy Burnham)—who will be much missed in this House—had a debate on contaminated blood, in which he called for an independent, Hillsborough-style panel to get to the truth. The Prime Minister has praised the independent panel approach as a way to open up the door to justice, so will she join Labour and the Scottish National...
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many successful prosecutions there have been for personal injury insurance fraud in the last 12 months.
My right hon. Friend the Member for Leigh (Andy Burnham) made a direct comparison between this case and the Hillsborough scandal. Following Hillsborough, there was the Taylor report, which was produced hurriedly but was actually useful. There was then the Stuart-Smith inquiry. Between the two, there were all the coroner’s inquests. It was not until the process that my right hon. Friend...
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Former Labour MP for Knowsley
Entered the House of Commons on 13 November 1986 — unknown
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Also represented Knowsley North and Sefton East; Knowsley North
Topics of interest
George Howarth campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Lord Chancellor
- Department of Health
- Home Department
- Tram and Light Rail Schemes
- Social Rented Housing
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (9 Sep 2015 to 20 Oct 2016)
- Member, Finance and Services Committee (30 Jan 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (13 Oct 2009 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (17 May 2006 to 31 Oct 2006)
- Chair, Armed Forces Bill Committee (20 Dec 2005 to 9 May 2006)
- Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (19 Dec 2005 to 20 Dec 2005)
- Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (17 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (13 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Draft Mental Health Bill (Joint Committee) (20 Jul 2004 to 11 Jul 2005)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (15 May 2002 to 10 Sep 2003)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) (29 Jul 1999 to 7 Jun 2001)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (6 May 1997 to 29 Jul 1999)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (1 Jun 1994 to 1 Jun 1997)
- Member, Members' Interests Committee (4 Apr 1990 to 11 May 1990)
- Member, Environment Committee (19 Dec 1989 to 16 May 1990)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Jun 1989 to 1 Jun 1994)
- Member, Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration (28 Jan 1987 to 15 Dec 1989)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
- Chairman, Finance Bill Committee (4 out of 6)
- Chairman, Finance Bill Committee (2 out of 6)
- Chairman, Policing and Crime Bill Committee (6 out of 13)
- Chairman, Psychoactive Substances Bill Committee (2 out of 3)
- Chairman, Riot Compensation Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Mesothelioma Bill Committee (1 out of 4)
- Chairman, Growth and Infrastructure Bill Committee (7 out of 14)
- Chairman, Financial Services Bill Committee (8 out of 18)
- Chairman, Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill Committee (2 out of 20)
- Chairman, Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill Committee (4 out of 8)
- Estates of Deceased Persons (Forfeiture Rule and Law Of Succession) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Chairman, National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee (1 out of 4)
- Perpetuities and Accumulations Bill Committee (1 out of 2)
- Coroners and Justice Bill Committee (13 out of 16)
- Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Mental Capacity Bill Committee (10 out of 12)
- Health Protection Agency Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Extradition Bill Committee (9 out of 9)
- Finance Bill Committee (14 out of 16)
- Housing Benefit (Withholding of Payment) Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
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- Has spoken in 47 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all George Howarth’s speeches
- Has received answers to 41 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 57.82% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 13 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 95 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 820 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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