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A selection of Phil Woolas's votes
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Voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 6 absences, between 2003–2007
Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, between 2004–2010
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, 2 absences, in 2010
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, 5 absences, between 1999–2007
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
10 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 1997–2004
Voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
We have lots more plain English analysis of Phil Woolas’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Phil Woolas’s full vote analysis page for more.
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.
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.
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...
More of Phil Woolas’s recent appearances
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
Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Illegal Immigrants
- UK Border Agency: Finance
- Asylum: Children
- Secondary Education: Oldham
Other offices held in the past
- Minister of State (the North West), Home Office (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), Regional Affairs (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Minister of State (also in the Home Office), Home Office (27 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
- Minister of State (also in the Home Office), HM Treasury (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, Home Office (6 Oct 2008 to 9 Oct 2008)
- Minister of State, HM Treasury (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 (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2002)
- Assistant Whip (12 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- 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)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 104 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?)
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