Mike Wood

Former MP, Batley and Spen

Batley and Spen Labour

A selection of Mike Wood's votes

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  • Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Consistently voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Generally voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes

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Former Labour MP for Batley and Spen

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election


Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Justice
  • Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • Drugs: Rehabilitation
  • Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
  • Iraq
  • Welfare Tax Credits
  • Immigration: Detention Centres

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Procedure Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 1 Mar 2011)
  • Member, Broadcasting Committee (1 Jun 1997 to 1 Jun 1998)

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  • Has spoken in 2 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Mike Wood’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 15 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 43.02% 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.
  • 53 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 31 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.


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