A selection of Malcolm Wicks's votes
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Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 14 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2012
Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
2 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2004–2011
Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
9 votes for, 2 votes against, 3 absences, between 1998–2012
Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2012
Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 15 votes against, 6 absences, between 2008–2012
Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2010–2011
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Welcome to our debate, Mr Deputy Speaker; it is good to see you again. My intention today is to talk about aspects of family life and how they relate to the “cost of living” theme. However, as a former Energy Minister, I am bound to say that I have been stimulated by the debate to make a few other remarks. Let me offer some friendly advice to the Secretary of State: his soundbite...
I will give way in a moment—if the intervention is a good one. As a Government, we also tried to push forward carbon capture and storage—a formidable endeavour, and I congratulate the Norwegians on the progress they have made. It would be good to hear from the Government at some stage where they think we are on CCS because it is a vital part of our low-carbon objectives, given...
I am a kind person, and I suppose it was major until recently. That party was adamantly opposed to nuclear energy. I ask the Secretary of State whether he has now made a strategic realignment in his own mind to support nuclear energy. I hope he has. I think the fact that the Prime Minister has appointed Liberal Democrat Members to this important role of Secretary of State for Energy and...
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Former Labour MP for Croydon North
Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 29 September 2012 — Died
Also represented Croydon North West
Topics of interest
- Home Department
- International Development
- Energy and Climate Change
- Innovation and Skills
- Burma: Politics and Government
- Nuclear Power: Job Creation
- Civil Disorder
- Nuclear Power Stations: Construction
- Burma: Overseas Aid
Other offices held in the past
- Minister of State (Energy), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (13 Jul 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
- Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (28 Jun 2007 to 13 Jul 2007)
- Minister of State (Science and Innovation), Department of Trade and Industry (9 Jan 2007 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry (20 Nov 2006 to 9 Jan 2007)
- Minister for energy, Department of Trade and Industry (18 May 2005 to 20 Nov 2006)
- Minister of State (Energy), Department for Productivity, Energy and Industry (11 May 2005 to 18 May 2005)
- Minister for pensions, Department for Work and Pensions (13 Jun 2003 to 11 May 2005)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions (11 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Education and Employment (28 Jul 1999 to 11 Jun 2001)
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- Has spoken in 9 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Malcolm Wicks’s speeches
- Has received answers to 14 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 55.23% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 48 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 93 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 767 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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