David Winnick

MP, Walsall North

Walsall North Labour

David Winnick’s voting in Parliament

David Winnick is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, David Winnick sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • David Winnick consistently voted for a transparent Parliament, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • David Winnick consistently voted against mass surveillance of people’s communications and activities, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • David Winnick generally voted against requiring the mass retention of information about communications, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • David Winnick generally voted against introducing ID cards, while most Labour MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
  • David Winnick generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • David Winnick generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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David Winnick has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 22 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • The Prime Minister Was Asked: Points of Order 26 Apr 2017

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Because Question 1 was closed, there was no opportunity to follow up that particular point about the west midlands. Is it possible to put it on the record that, if there had been an opportunity, Labour Members—certainly me and other hon. Members from the west midlands—would have restated that public services have been crippled in the west midlands...
  • The Prime Minister Was Asked: Points of Order 26 Apr 2017

    Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. In order that there should be no misunderstanding, because the right hon. Member for New Forest West (Sir Desmond Swayne) gave the strong impression that I was not standing, I was desperately trying to catch your eye. If I may say so, the right hon. Gentleman and I have all the differences in the world, I am sure, but I have always looked on him...
  • Post Office Closures — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] 25 Apr 2017

    Thank you, Sir Edward, for calling me to speak. I am pleased to follow the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton), who made some valid points. Because of time, I will simply concentrate on the Willenhall Crown post office in the Walsall Borough. A second attempt is being made to close it. The first attempt was in 2013, which led to an Adjournment debate. The town was...

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Labour MP for Walsall North

Entered the House of Commons on 31 March 1966 — General election

Also represented Croydon South

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Topics of interest

David Winnick campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Work and Pensions
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • House of Commons Commission
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Correspondence
  • Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards
  • UK Border Agency: Correspondence
  • Iraq

Currently held offices

  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (since 8 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (1 Jun 1997 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service Sub-Committee (15 May 1989 to 16 Mar 1992)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (2 Mar 1989 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 15 May 1989)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 1 Jun 1987)
  • Member, Environment Committee (3 May 1979 to 9 Jun 1983)

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  • Has spoken in 73 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all David Winnick’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 46 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 74.30% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 21 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1928 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Apr 2017.

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