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.
Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
2 votes for, 16 votes against, 8 absences, between 2010–2015
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
4 votes for, 1 vote against, 6 absences, between 1999–2016
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
80 votes for, 11 votes against, 32 absences, between 2006–2018
Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2007–2016
Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
1 vote for, 37 votes against, 16 absences, between 2014–2016
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013
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Last updated: 12 Sep 2018
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Government of Venezuela in respect of the killing of and assaults made against opposition politicians; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to countries neighbouring Venezuela that are hosting refugees from that country.
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with her EU and UN counterparts on providing humanitarian relief to Venezuelans in that country and in neighbouring countries.
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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
- Environment Food and Rural 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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- Has spoken in 72 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all John Spellar’s speeches
- Has received answers to 98 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 78.52% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 695 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 29 Oct 2018.
Name of donor: New South Wales Board of Deputies
Address of donor: 46 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights with a value of £1,319
Destination of visit: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Dates of visit: 22 July - 3 August 2017
Purpose of visit: Discussions on current situation in the Middle East
and international involvement.
(Registered 13 October 2017
Name of donor: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
, Shura Council
Address of donor: Riyadh 111165, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation £750; flights £6,932; travel in country £600; hospitality £480; total value £8,762
Destination of visit: Riyadh and Najran
Dates of visit: 9-13 April 2018
Purpose of visit: To deepen understanding of Saudi Arabia and discussions of mutual concern.
(Registered 14 May 2018)
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