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- 11th May to 2nd June 2020
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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Martin Linton’s votes
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Consistently voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2004–2010.
Voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2008.
Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
6 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 1999–2007.
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2007.
Consistently voted for more EU integration Show votes
38 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2006–2009.
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, between 1997–2004.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Martin Linton’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Martin Linton’s full vote analysis page for more.
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?
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...
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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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)
Topics of interest
- Education and Skills
- Home Department
- Deputy Prime Minister
- 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, Administration Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons 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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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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