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A selection of Gordon Marsden's votes
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Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 6 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
13 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2016
Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 12 votes against, between 2013–2016
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
7 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 1999–2016
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 44 votes against, 8 absences, between 2014–2016
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
We have lots more plain English analysis of Gordon Marsden’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Gordon Marsden’s full vote analysis page for more.
On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. It is a great pleasure to see you in the Chair. My point of order, which I gave notice of to the Speaker’s Office, relates to the written statement on shale gas that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy put out yesterday. It said a lot about the past but very little about the immediate future. The Government were forced to...
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of encouraging hairdressers to obtain hairdressing qualifications.
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with representatives of the Hairdressing Council on the (a) regulation and (b) registration of hairdressers.
More of Gordon Marsden’s recent appearances
Former Labour MP for Blackpool South
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Gordon Marsden campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Education
- Innovation and Skills
- Department for Business
- Innovation and Skills
- Department for Transport
- Students: Loans
- Regional Growth Fund
- Apprentices: Taxation
- Vocational Training
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (18 Sep 2015 to 11 Oct 2016)
- Shadow Minister (Education) (18 Sep 2015 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Shadow Minister (Transport) (7 Oct 2013 to 18 Sep 2015)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (26 Oct 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (12 May 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)
- Member, Commons Science and Technology Committee (1 Oct 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee (9 Nov 2007 to 30 Sep 2009)
- PPS (Mr Michael Wills, Minister of State), Ministry of Justice (28 Jun 2007 to 7 Feb 2008)
- Member, Education & Skills Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 8 Nov 2007)
- PPS (Rt Hon Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State), Department for Culture, Media & Sport (13 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (31 Jan 2002 to 5 May 2005)
- Member, Education Sub-committee (10 Nov 1998 to 11 May 2001)
- Member, Education & Employment Committee (9 Nov 1998 to 11 May 2001)
- Member, Deregulation Committee (29 Jul 1997 to 16 Apr 1999)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Gordon Marsden’s speeches
- Has received answers to 161 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 80.78% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 81 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 411 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.
Name of donor: Lebanese Parliament
Address of donor: Beirut, Down Town, Nejmeh Square, Lebanon
Estimate of probable value, or amount of any donation: Flights costing £273; accommodation, food and transport in Lebanon costing £397.45; £670.45 in total
Destination of visit: Lebanon
Dates of visit: 7 - 10 November 2018
Purpose of visit: Fact-finding visit organised by All-Party Parliamentary Group
(Registered 07 December 2018)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
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