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Austin Mitchell

Former Labour MP for Great Grimsby

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A selection of Austin Mitchell's votes

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Former Labour MP for Great Grimsby

Entered the House of Commons on 28 April 1977 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election

Also represented Grimsby


Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Non-Domestic Rates: Ports
  • Accountancy
  • Council Housing
  • Social Housing

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Select Committee (29 Oct 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (5 Dec 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (19 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Agriculture Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (1 Jul 1988 to 1 Jul 1989)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service Sub-Committee (1 Jan 1987 to 15 May 1987)
  • Chair, Treasury & Civil Service Sub-Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 1 Jan 1987)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service Sub-Committee (1 Mar 1982 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service Committee (5 Feb 1982 to 15 May 1987)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jul 1979 to 1 Jul 1985)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Austin Mitchell’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 99 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 during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 52.22% 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 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 50 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1069 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Senior Associate Editor of The House Magazine (Dods Parliamentary). Address: Westminster Tower, 3rd Floor, 3 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7SP. (Up to £5,000)
24 January 2014, £10,000. Hours: approx 4 hrs per week. (Registered 7 April 2014)

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