Steve McCabe’s voting in Parliament
Steve McCabe is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Steve McCabe’s votes.
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, 14 votes against, 3 absences, between 2011–2014
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
3 votes for, 1 vote against, 6 absences, between 2008–2016
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
12 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2011–2016
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
42 votes for, 12 votes against, 25 absences, between 2006–2017
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
10 votes for, 4 votes against, 2 absences, between 1997–2017
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 8 votes against, 2 absences, between 2003–2016
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Last updated: 29 Jun 2017
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the findings of fire-safety checks carried out in high-rise residential blocks.
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much statutory funding the International Citizen Service programme has received in each of the last five years.
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many 18 to 25-year-olds took part in the International Citizens Service programme in each of the last five years.
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Labour MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Also represented Birmingham, Hall Green
Topics of interest
Steve McCabe campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Education
- Department of Health
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Home Office
- Special Educational Needs
- Children: Maintenance
- Foster Care
Currently held offices
- Member, Panel of Chairs (since 22 Jun 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (14 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Shadow Minister (Education) (7 Oct 2013 to 18 Sep 2015)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 4 Nov 2013)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (6 May 2010 to 1 Jul 2010)
- Government Whip (2 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 12 Jun 2006)
- PPS (Rt Hon Charles Clarke, Secretary of State), Department for Education and Skills (10 Apr 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
- PPS (Rt Hon Charles Clarke, Secretary of State), Home Office (16 Dec 2004 to 10 Apr 2005)
- PPS (Rt Hon Charles Clarke, Secretary of State), Department for Education and Skills (13 May 2004 to 16 Dec 2004)
- Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (19 Jun 2002 to 5 May 2005)
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (9 Nov 1998 to 20 Oct 2003)
- Member, Deregulation Committee (29 Jul 1997 to 19 Mar 1999)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 58 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Steve McCabe’s speeches
- Has received answers to 484 written questions in the last year — well above 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 77.78% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 7 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 456 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 31 Jul 2017.
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: All-Party Parliamentary China Group (with sponsorship from John Swire
& Sons, HSBC
, City of London, Cambridge Assessment, and Arup)
Address of donor: House of Commons
, London SW1A 0AA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Economy class flights (international and domestic) £822.51; accommodation £455.91; food and drink £163.96; meeting and hospitality expenses (inc. interpretation, venue hire) £243.56; total £1,685.94
Destination of visit: China (Beijing and Wuhan)
Dates of visit: 13–17 November 2016
Purpose of visit: To maintain and strengthen relations between the UK Parliament
and the National People’s Congress of China; support British businesses operating in China; and deepen the knowledge of parliamentarians of China.
(Registered 29 November 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in Birmingham: (i) and (ii).
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