A selection of Gareth Thomas's votes
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Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 2007–2016
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
Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
3 votes for, 19 votes against, 4 absences, between 2010–2015
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
53 votes for, 9 votes against, 29 absences, between 2006–2017
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 a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
7 votes for, 5 votes against, 2 absences, between 2003–2016
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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to consult residents and representative organisations in Harrow on the future of RAF Northolt; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to allow an increase in the number of (a) civilian and (b) military flight movements at RAF Northolt; and if he will make a statement.
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Former Labour/Co-operative MP for Harrow West
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Party was Labour until 30 Mar 2015
Topics of interest
Gareth Thomas campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Innovation and Skills
- Cabinet Office
- Home Department
- Third Sector
- EU Law
- Departmental Responsibilities
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (9 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (7 Oct 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (7 Oct 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
- Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
- Shadow Minister (International Development) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
- Minister of State (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (Trade, Investment and Consumer Affairs) (also Department for International Development) (5 Oct 2008 to 5 Jun 2009)
- The Minister of State, Department for International Development (5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary(Department for International Development) (Trade Policy) (also Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (2 Jul 2007 to 5 Oct 2008)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (Trade and Consumer Affairs) (also Department for International Development) (2 Jul 2007 to 5 Oct 2008)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development (13 Jun 2003 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Party Chair, Co-operative Party (1 Jul 2000 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (12 Nov 1997 to 25 Nov 1999)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 26 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Gareth Thomas’s speeches
- Has received answers to 194 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 57.82% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 6 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
- 126 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 770 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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