A selection of Gordon Marsden's votes
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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
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
57 votes for, 14 votes against, 20 absences, between 2006–2017
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2010–2016
Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
11 votes for, 4 votes against, between 1997–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
3 votes for, 5 votes against, 6 absences, between 2003–2016
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To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to announce the locations for the regional pilots of the extended voluntary right to buy scheme announced in the Autumn Statement 2016; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he expects Blackpool housing associations to be included in the extended regional pilots of the voluntary right to buy scheme announced in the Autumn Statement 2016.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Written Statement of 6 February 2017, HCWS458, on the sale of part of the English student loan book, how many graduates will have their student loans sold; what the face value of the remaining loans in that part of the English student loan book is; and what the fair market value of the remaining loans in that part of the English...
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Former Labour MP for Blackpool South
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Gordon Marsden campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Innovation and Skills
- Department for Business
- Innovation and Skills
- Department for Education
- Work and Pensions
- Students: Loans
- Regional Growth Fund
- Vocational Training
- Apprentices: Taxation
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 3 May 2017)
- 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Gordon Marsden’s speeches
- Has received answers to 94 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 76.02% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 12 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 106 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 346 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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