A selection of Gavin Strang's votes
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Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
5 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 1999–2007
Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
8 votes for, 3 votes against, between 2003–2007
Consistently voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2008
Consistently voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2004–2010
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
3 votes for, 1 vote against, 7 absences, between 1998–2004
Consistently voted for more EU integration Show votes
40 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2006–2009
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May I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his statement about what might well be our most important transport project this century? Does he agree that it is understandable that we will want high speed trains coming into Edinburgh and Glasgow as soon as practicable? In that context, of course we accept that the first line will have to start at London and move north, but will the Minister do...
A day when the papers contain so many well deserved tributes to Michael Foot is surely a good day to be discussing nuclear weapons, and if I may say so, Mr. Williams, it is fine to have a Member who represents a Welsh constituency in the Chair, given the many great years of service that Michael Foot gave his constituents in Wales. I am grateful for the opportunity to speak, and will be brief,...
May I agree with my right hon. Friend that it is a tribute to the people of these islands that such a high volume of Fairtrade products are now going through our major retailers, including the supermarkets? Will he take this opportunity to pay tribute to the pioneers, who are still needed in the independent third-sector outlets, who keep the flame burning and who keep pushing forward the case...
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Former Labour MP for Edinburgh East
Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Also represented Edinburgh East and Musselburgh
Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Home Department
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Departmental Data
- Departmental Correspondence
- Benefit Payments
- Fraudulent Claims
- Identity Fraud
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (7 Nov 2007 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Intelligence and Security (Cabinet Office) Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Minister of State, Department for Transport (3 May 1997 to 27 Jul 1998)
- Minister of State (Transport), Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (3 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
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- Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Gavin Strang’s speeches
- Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 71.82% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below 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.
- 79 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1004 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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