A selection of Tom Harris's votes
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Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
7 votes for, 3 votes against, 1 absence, between 2004–2012
Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, 2 absences, between 2004–2011
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2012
Generally voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 13 votes against, 4 absences, between 2011–2014
Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 11 votes against, between 2013–2014
Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 22 votes against, 7 absences, between 2013–2015
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Raif Badawi faces 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison because he wrote some articles with which his Government disagreed. Will the Prime Minister join me in condemning the barbaric and mediaeval regime of Saudi Arabia, and does he believe that our international alliances should be founded more on human rights and less on economic muscle?
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to ensure that European Commission proposals for reform of the European Copyright Framework do not undermine the principle that writers and other creators should be rewarded for their work.
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what impact the reclassification of Network Rail as a government body has had on (a) the financial position of the Government and (b) the financial position of Network Rail; and if he will make a statement.
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Former Labour MP for Glasgow South
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Also represented Glasgow Cathcart
Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- Marine Conservation Zones
- Asylum Seekers
- Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control
- Railways: Franchises
- Fossil Fuels: Reserves
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Transport Committee (1 Dec 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Administration Committee (1 Jul 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (15 May 2012 to 12 Jun 2013)
- Member, Administration Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 22 Nov 2010)
- Member, Transport Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 26 Nov 2012)
- Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (14 Nov 2007 to 18 Nov 2007)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (6 Sep 2006 to 5 Oct 2008)
- PPS (Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt, Secretary of State), Department of Health (10 Nov 2005 to 6 Sep 2006)
- PPS (Rt Hon John Spellar, Minister of State), Northern Ireland Office (13 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (16 Jul 2001 to 1 Mar 2004)
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- Has spoken in 4 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Tom Harris’s speeches
- Has received answers to 6 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 61.90% 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.
- 73 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 419 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.
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Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London W1P 3JA:
Payment of £75 for participation in April 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 11 June 2014)
Payment of £75 for participation in May-June 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 1 August 2014)
Payment of £75 for participation in July 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 13 October 2014)
Payment of £75 for participation in October 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 27 November 2014)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8RT, for opinion surveys:
Payment of £80 received on 4 June 2014 for participation in survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 9 June 2014)
Payments from Telegraph Media Group Limited, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0DT:
Payment of £200 for newspaper article. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 6 March 2015)
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