John Spellar’s voting in Parliament
John Spellar is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of John Spellar’s votes.
Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 11 votes against, 1 absence, between 2013–2016
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
4 votes for, 1 vote against, 6 absences, between 1999–2016
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 11 votes against, between 2011–2016
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
2 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Generally voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
10 votes for, 0 votes against, 5 absences, between 2011–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
3 votes for, 9 votes against, 2 absences, between 2003–2016
Last updated: 4 Sep 2019.
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I am sure Ministers are aware of the widespread concern in local government at the escalating costs of childcare, much of it driven by private fostering and care companies, often now owned by private equity, and of a tendency to put children into care at an early stage and not as a last resort. Do Ministers share that concern? If so, what are they going to do about it?
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department taking to protect the freedom of atheists around the world.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Nicaraguan counterpart on reports of harassment of the Catholic Church in that country.
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Labour MP for Warley
Entered the House of Commons on 28 October 1982 — unknown
Also represented Warley West; Birmingham, Northfield
Topics of interest
We don't know whether John Spellar campaigned to leave, or stay in the European Union
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Members: Correspondence
- Departmental Expenditure
- Drinking Water
Currently held offices
- Member, Defence Sub-Committee (since 12 Sep 2017)
- Member, Defence Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (10 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Defence Sub-Committee (8 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Defence Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Administration Committee (22 Nov 2010 to 1 Jul 2013)
- Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (8 Oct 2010 to 18 Sep 2015)
- Member, Committee of Selection (21 Jun 2010 to 13 Oct 2010)
- Member, Finance and Services Committee (9 Feb 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons) (5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (17 May 2006 to 31 Oct 2006)
- The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (13 Jun 2003 to 10 May 2005)
- Minister of State (Department for Transport) (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
- Minister of State (Department of Transport, Local Government and Regions) (Transport) (8 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
- The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (29 Jul 1999 to 8 Jun 2001)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (6 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) (1 Jun 1995 to 1 Jun 1997)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (1 Jun 1994 to 1 Jun 1995)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 1992 to 1 Jun 1994)
- Member, Energy Committee (21 Jan 1983 to 9 Jun 1983)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 Sep 2019.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: Henry Jackson Society
Address of donor: Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London SW1P 4QP
Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Accommodation and hospitality whilst attending UK-US
Legislators' Conference in Oxford, value £504
Date received: 15-16 December 2018
Date accepted: 15 December 2018
Donor status: company, registration 07465741
(Registered 24 January 2019)
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