Alan Johnson

MP, Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle Labour

Alan Johnson campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Alan Johnson’s voting in Parliament

Alan Johnson is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a selection of Alan Johnson’s votes.

  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons 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
  • Voted a mixture of for and against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Alan Johnson’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Alan Johnson’s full vote analysis page for more.

Alan Johnson has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Cremation 2 Dec 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will meet the constituent of the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle, Jenni Murray, to discuss the loss of the ashes of her son, Jake, in 2002.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Cremation 2 Dec 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will take steps to support an inquiry by Hull City Council into the loss of the ashes of Jenni Murray's son, Jake, in 2002.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Cremation 2 Dec 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will ensure that the National Cremation Working Group assesses the potential merits of changes to policy arising from the loss of the ashes of Jake, the son of Jenni Murray in 2002.

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Profile

Labour MP for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

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

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Health
  • Department for Education
  • Cremation
  • Police: Accountability
  • Police: Finance
  • Icelandic-Water Trawlermen Compensation Scheme
  • Antisocial Behaviour Orders

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (8 Oct 2010 to 20 Jan 2011)
  • Shadow Home Secretary and Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • The Secretary of State for the Home Department (6 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • The Secretary of State for Health (28 Jun 2007 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • Secretary of State for Education and Skills (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (6 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
  • The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (9 Sep 2004 to 6 May 2005)
  • Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education) (13 Jun 2003 to 9 Sep 2004)
  • Minister of State (Employment Relations, Industry & the Regions) (11 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Trade and Industry) (29 Jul 1999 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Trade & Industry Committee (9 Jul 1997 to 19 Feb 1998)
  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Aug 1995 to 1 Aug 1997)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 6 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Alan Johnson’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 12 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 54.05% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 69 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1025 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 21 Nov 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Contributed to BBC TV and radio programmes. Address: BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA:
16 September 2015, received payment of £150 for appearing on 'Any Questions'. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 11 November 2015)
24 September 2015, received payment of £700 for appearing on 'This Week'. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2015)
1 October 2015, received payment of £700 for appearing on 'This Week'. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2015)
15 October 2015, received payment of £700 for appearing on 'This Week'. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2015)
5 November 2015, received payment of £700 for appearing on 'This Week'. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2015)
14 December 2015, received payment of £700 for appearing on 'This Week' on 3 December 2015. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 11 February 2016)
18 January 2016, received payment of £700 for appearing on 'This Week' on 7 January 2016. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 11 February 2016)
15 February 2016, received payment of £700 for appearing on 'This Week' on 4 February 2016. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 11 February 2016)
18 March 2016, received payment of £700 for appearing on 'This Week' on 3 March 2016. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 19 April 2016)
31 March 2016, received payment of £700 for appearing on 'This Week' on 17 March 2016. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 19 April 2016)
23 May 2016, received payment of £700 for appearing on 'This Week'. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 12 July 2016)
2 June 2016, received payment of £700 for appearing on 'This Week'. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 12 July 2016)
12 July 2016, received payment of £700 for appearing on 'This Week'. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 12 July 2016)
Contract with Transworld Publishers for writing books. Address: The Random House Group, 61-63 Uxbridge Road, London W5 5SA:
7 October 15, received £31,454.90 in royalties. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 11 November 2015)
12 April 2016, received £28,570 in royalties for two books. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 19 April 2014; updated 06 October 2016)
28 July 2016, received payment of £28,700 as the second instalment of the advance for my third book. Hours: estimated at 250 hrs over eight months. (Registered 06 October 2016)
21 September 2016, received payment of £28,700 as the third instalment of the advance for my third book. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 06 October 2016)
12 October 2016, received £14,171.05 in royalties for my first two books. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 17 October 2016)
3 September 2015, payment of £700 from News UK and Ireland Ltd, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF, for restaurant review. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 11 November 2015)
10 September 2015, received payment of £1,972 from Hearst Magazines Ltd, 72 Broadwick St, London W1F 9EP, for an article in Esquire. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2015)
27 November 2015, received £5,000 from Mentorn Media, Elsinore House, 77 Fulham Palace Road, London W6 8JA, for contributing to a television documentary. Hours: 50 hrs. (Registered 09 February 2016)
30 November 2015, received £400 from Random House Group Ltd, TBS Distribution Centre, Colchester Rd, Frating Green, Colchester CO7 7DW, for a book event on 20 November 2015. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 09 February 2016)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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