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Denis MacShane

Former Labour MP for Rotherham


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Former Labour MP for Rotherham

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 1994 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 2 November 2012 — Resigned

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Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Home Department
  • International Development
  • Transport
  • Health
  • Maldives
  • Russia
  • Conciliation Resources
  • EU Grants and Loans
  • Older Workers

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (Europe), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (28 Oct 2002 to 11 May 2005)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (11 Jun 2001 to 28 Oct 2002)

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  • Has spoken in 88 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Denis MacShane’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 80 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 44.03% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 812 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 22 Oct 2012.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fee of £87 received for article published on 23 September by Comment is Free, The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU (Registered 26 October 2011)
Fee of £3,405.45 received for speaking at CEO retreat, December 2011, for AT Kearney, 1300 Wilson Boulevard Suite 1550. Arlington, Virginia: 1 hr. (Registered 22 December 2011)
Received payment of £8,110.40 (€10,000) from the American University of Kosovo, Germia Campus Nazim Gafurri 21 10,000 Prishtina, for a talk on 31 October 2011. Hours: one hour linked to recent book on Kosovo based on 15 years work on the Balkans region, plus travel time. (Registered 30 January 2012)
Received on 17 February 2012, fee of £500 for profile in New Statesman of Francois Hollande. Hours: between one and five hours, plus 15 years acquaintance with M Hollande and his colleagues. (Registered 20 February 2012)
Received on 22 April 2010, £150 for article in New Statesman. Address: John Carpenter House, 7 Carmelite Street, London EC4Y OAN. Hours: 1 hr, but based on years of personal contacts and research. (Registered 18 April 2012)
Received on 8 May 2012, £750 for five articles written since November 2011 for Yorkshire Post, Wellington Street, Leeds LS1 1RF. Total hours: 6 hrs 30 mins writing, plus 12 hrs research. (Registered 9 May 2012)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: (1) Europe House; (2) Government of Georgia
Address of donor: (1) 1, Freedom Square, Tbilisi, Georgia; (2) Embassy of Georgia, 4 Russell Gardens; London W14 8EZ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) flights with a value of £1,058, and hotel accommodation with a value of £464; (2) Meals with an estimated value of £60
Destination of visit: Tbilisi, Georgia
Date of visit: 28-31 May 2012
Purpose of visit: To attend the annual Europe Week in my capacity as Chair of the APPG on Georgia
(Registered 4 July 2012)
Address of donor: PO Box 87557, Houghton 2041, Cape Town
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights, accommodation, internal travel and sundries with a total value of approx £3,200  
Destination of visit: South Africa
Date of visit: 29 August - 2 September 2012
Purpose of visit: to lecture at Witwatersrand University and to speak at two conferences on anti-semitism and the role of British MPs in combating anti-Semitism; to meet the ANC leadership and to renew contact with individuals in independent black trade unions.
(Registered 20 September 2012)
8. Land and Property
House in London, from which I receive rental income.

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