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Stephen Ladyman

Former Labour MP for South Thanet

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A selection of Stephen Ladyman's votes

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions 22 Mar 2010

    I heard what the Minister for Borders and Immigration said earlier about the new visa arrangements for English language schools, but may I just point out that last Thursday I met a young man from Taiwan who was studying English in this country preparatory to going to Sheffield Hallam university and who will need four or possibly even five visas to achieve that? Indeed, under the new...
  • Business of the House 11 Mar 2010

    May we have a debate about the bidding war that is currently going on between the Government and the Conservative Front Benchers over who can set the highest standards for secondary school results and tackle the issue of secondary attainment? It would give me an opportunity to point out that in my constituency, I have seen secondary standards transformed in recent years. For the first time on...
  • Points of Order 10 Mar 2010

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I do not know whether you noticed in this morning's obituary columns the passing of Andrée Peel, who was known as "agent X" in the second world war and saved the lives of many hundreds of allied servicemen before being tortured and put in a concentration camp. There seems to be no clear mechanism by which Members can pay their respects to the passing of...

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Former Labour MP for South Thanet

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

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


Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Transport
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Driving
  • Kent
  • Thanet
  • Suicide
  • Health Bill

Other offices held in the past

  • Chairman, South East Regional Select Committee (11 Mar 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, South East Regional Select Committee (4 Mar 2009 to 11 Mar 2009)
  • Minister of State, Department for Transport (11 May 2005 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health (13 Jun 2003 to 11 May 2005)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


Please note that numbers do not measure quality. Also, representatives may do other things not currently covered by this site. More about this

  • Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Stephen Ladyman’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 58 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 82.76% 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.
  • 37 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 675 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Adviser to ITIS Holdings Plc, Station House, Stamford New Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1EP; a company selling traffic information. (£10,001-£15,000) Agreement terminated from 31 March 2010.
Received £1,000 monthly retainer on 31 July 2009. Hours: 8hrs. (Registered 31 July 2009)
Received £1,000 monthly retainer on 31 August 2009. Hours: 3hrs. (Registered 6 September 2009)
Received £1,000 monthly retainer on 30 September 2009. Hours: 3hrs. (Registered 4 October 2009)
Received £1,000 monthly retainer on 30 October 2009. Hours: 5hrs. (Registered 1 November 2009)
Received £1,000 monthly retainer on 30 November 2009. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 1 December 2009)
Received £1000 monthly retainer on 31 December 2009. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 4 January 2010)
Received £1000 monthly retainer on 31 January 2010. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 1 February 2010)
Received £1000 monthly retainer on 26 February 2010. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 28 February 2010)
Received £1000 monthly retainer on 30 March 2010. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 1 April 2010)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
10 May 2009, attendance at and participation in Thundersprint 2009. Race entry and exhibition space for the charity C.A.L.M (Campaign Against Living Miserably) provided by Thundersprint; loan of Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R motorcycle prior to and after the event by Kawasaki UK Ltd; use of Kawasaki MSS Colchester Ninja 10-XR Superbike and the support of their race team during the event by MSS Colchester; gift of an Arai motorcycle helmet to raise funds for C.A.L.M. by Phoenix Distribution Ltd. (Registered 20 May 2009)
8. Land and Property
Joint owner of apartment in Wilmslow, Cheshire.

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