Martin Linton

Former MP, Battersea

Battersea Labour

A selection of Martin Linton's votes

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  • Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 7 Apr 2010

    Will my right hon. Friend heed the warning of the former Bank of England panel member David Blanchflower that if he followed the advice of the right hon. Member for Witney (Mr. Cameron) and the hon. Member for Tatton (Mr. Osborne) and took precipitate action to cut the deficit, it would lead not only to unemployment but to rising poverty, social disorder and soup kitchens?
  • Bill Presented — Tax and Financial Transparency Bill: Control of Dogs 30 Mar 2010

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require dog-owners to have their dogs micro-chipped; to set a minimum age for dog ownership; to give courts powers to ban households from dog ownership; to require local authorities to provide kennelling for stray dogs and to nominate responsible officers for dog control; to extend the provisions of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 to...
  • Bill Presented — Tax and Financial Transparency Bill: Control of Dogs 30 Mar 2010

    Perhaps not my hon. Friend's dog. Not all people want a gentle dog, however. Some train them to fight or be vicious to warn people off, and sometimes to help them to commit crimes. Others simply do not know how to train or look after them. For many such people, dogs are a weapon. As the penalties for possession of guns and knives have become tougher, they have turned to dogs. Indeed, they...

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Profile

Former Labour MP for Battersea

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

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

Expenses

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Topics of interest

  • Transport
  • Education and Skills
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Railways
  • East London Line
  • Affordable Housing
  • Asylum Seekers
  • New Deal

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee) (7 May 2008 to 27 Nov 2008)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Lord Falconer of Thoroton QC, Secretary of State), Ministry of Justice (6 Jun 2007 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Lord Falconer of Thoroton QC, Secretary of State), Department for Constitutional Affairs (1 Feb 2007 to 6 Jun 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC, Minister of State), Department for Constitutional Affairs (17 Aug 2006 to 1 Feb 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Lord Falconer of Thoroton QC, Secretary of State), Department for Constitutional Affairs (14 Aug 2006 to 17 Aug 2006)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Lord Falconer of Thoroton, Secretary of State), Department for Constitutional Affairs (22 Jun 2006 to 14 Aug 2006)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC, Minister of State), Department for Constitutional Affairs (8 May 2006 to 22 Jun 2006)
  • PPS (Team PPS), Department for Constitutional Affairs (13 Jan 2006 to 8 May 2006)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC, Minister of State), Department for Constitutional Affairs (10 Nov 2005 to 13 Jan 2006)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Administration Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Peter Hain, Lord Privy Seal), Leader of the House of Commons (13 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 32 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Martin Linton’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 22 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 84.78% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 16 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.
  • 89 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 241 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

6. Overseas visits
14-20 February 2009, to Israel, Gaza and the West Bank with the Britain-Palestine All-Party Parliamentary Group, paid for by the Welfare Association UK. (Registered 21 March 2009)
Name of donor: European Campaign to End the Siege on Gaza
Address of donor: 100H Crown House, London NW10 7PN
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £1145
Destination of visit: Cairo, Gaza
Date of visit: 14-18 January 2010
Purpose of visit: information on opening of Gaza crossings and role of Egyptian Government.
(Registered 6 April 2010)

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