Phil Woolas

Former MP, Oldham East and Saddleworth

Oldham East and Saddleworth Labour

A selection of Phil Woolas's votes

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  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Department: Illegal Immigrants 3 Nov 2010

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with private contractors on procedures for escorting illegal immigrants during their removal from the UK.
  • Written Answers — Home Department: UK Border Agency: Finance 3 Nov 2010

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much capital funding has been allocated to the UK Border Agency for the period from 2010 to 2015.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Immigration 1 Nov 2010

    I thank the Minister for that straightforward answer. On 27 February, he told the House in relation to border control that we would become increasingly dependent on technology. In table A.6 in the spending review document, we see that there is to be a 49% reduction in capital investment in the Home Office's budget. Is he confident that he has the resources to provide the kit needed to...

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Profile

Former Labour MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth

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

Left the House of Commons on 5 November 2010 — Disqualified

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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Education
  • Treasury
  • Work and Pensions
  • Illegal Immigrants
  • Asylum
  • UK Border Agency: Finance
  • Asylum: Children
  • Secondary Education: Oldham

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (the North West), Regional Affairs (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (the North West), HM Treasury (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (the North West), Home Office (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (also in the Home Office), HM Treasury (27 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • Minister of State (also in the Home Office), Home Office (27 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • Minister of State (Borders and Immigration);), Home Office (9 Oct 2008 to 27 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State (Borders and Immigration);), HM Treasury (9 Oct 2008 to 27 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State, HM Treasury (6 Oct 2008 to 9 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State, Home Office (6 Oct 2008 to 9 Oct 2008)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (15 Jan 2008 to 13 Jan 2009)
  • Minister of State (Environment), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (28 Sep 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (28 Jun 2007 to 28 Sep 2007)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee (17 Oct 2006 to 4 Jun 2008)
  • Minister of State (Local Government & Community Cohesion), Department for Communities and Local Government (3 Aug 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State (Local Government), Department for Communities and Local Government (8 May 2006 to 3 Aug 2006)
  • Minister of State (Local Government), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (17 Jun 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • Minister of State, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (11 May 2005 to 17 Jun 2005)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (13 Jun 2003 to 11 May 2005)
  • Government Whip (technically a Lords Commissioner, HM Treasury) (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2002)
  • Assistant Whip (funded by HM Treasury) (12 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 22 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Phil Woolas’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 15 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 63.64% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 26 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.
  • 110 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 526 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 25 Oct 2010.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: USDAW
(a) Address of donor: 188 Wilmslow Road Manchester M14 6LJ
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(a) Donor status: Trade Union
(a) (Registered 10 June 2010)
8. Land and Property
House in Lees, Oldham

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