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Paul Goodman

Former Conservative MP for Wycombe

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A selection of Paul Goodman's votes

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Former Conservative MP for Wycombe

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election


Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Education and Skills
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Community Relations
  • Child Support Agency
  • Child Care
  • Departmental Translation Services
  • Tax Credits

Other offices held in the past

  • - Shadow Minister, Communities and Local Government (27 Jul 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Communities and Local Government (6 Jul 2007 to 27 Jul 2009)
  • Shadow Minister (Childcare), Treasury (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • (Also PPS To the Chairman of the Party), Work & Pensions & Welfare Reform (13 Jun 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions & Welfare Reform (20 May 2005 to 13 Jun 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions and Welfare Reform (17 Mar 2005 to 20 May 2005)
  • Member, Draft Disability Discrimination Bill (Joint Committee) (28 May 2004 to 11 Jun 2004)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Shadow Minister (Disabled People), Economic Affairs (10 May 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 19 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Paul Goodman’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 44 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 67.16% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 56 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 212 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Associate Editor of The House Magazine. Address: Dods Parliamentary Communications Ltd, Westminster Tower, Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SP. (Up to £5,000)
21 October 2009, received quarterly payment of £500. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 29 October 2009)
9 November 2009, payment of £900 from Daily Mail for article written on 4 August 2009. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 26 November 2009)
Received payment of £500 for an article published in The Spectator. Address: 22 Old Queen Street, London, SW1H 9HP. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 24 March 2010)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Hospitality from the Chairman of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club to watch their home matches in the Directors' Box.
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: (1) Mauritian Government (2) Air Mauritius
Address of donor: (1) Mauritian National Assembly, Parliament House, Port Louis, Mauritius (2) Air Mauritius Centre, President John Kennedy Street, Port Louis, Mauritius
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £1,855 for accommodation, meals, internal transport, security and £1,000 for flights
Destination of visit: Mauritius
Date of visit: 22-29 July 2009
Purpose of visit: Invitation by the Mauritian Speaker to the All Party Mauritius Group to attend discussions with the Prime Minister and Government officials.
(Registered 13 August 2009)

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