David Wright

Former Labour MP for Telford

@DavidWrightMP

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Recent appearances

  • Bill Presented: Clause 1 — Charge and rates for 2015-16 25 Mar 2015

    Is my hon. Friend interested, as I am, in the line developed by the Liberal Democrats that the 50p rate was in place only at the end of the previous Labour Government for a very short time?
  • Bill Presented: Clause 1 — Charge and rates for 2015-16 25 Mar 2015

    Indeed. This is all about the choices made to bring down the deficit. We made a choice—a forward offer or plan—to use a higher top rate of income tax to bring down the deficit, and the Liberal Democrats decided to vote against that strategy.
  • Bill Presented: Clause 66 — VAT: refunds to certain charities 25 Mar 2015

    When the Chancellor decided to increase VAT, he must have asked Treasury officials to produce projections on its likely impact on the economy at that point. It would be interesting, would it not, to compare the projections given to him by Treasury officials with an official report, which this new clause suggests should be commissioned, to see whether the two tally up?

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Profile

Former Labour MP for Telford

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

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

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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Transport
  • Local Government and the Regions
  • Treasury
  • World Heritage Sites
  • Revenue and Customs
  • Housing
  • Kosovo
  • Revenue and Customs: Telford

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Administration Committee (1 Jul 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (17 Jan 2011 to 8 Mar 2011)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (13 Oct 2010 to 9 May 2013)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (8 Oct 2010 to 16 Oct 2012)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (10 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (9 Mar 2009 to 13 Jul 2009)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Jane Kennedy, Minister of State), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (16 Oct 2008 to 16 Jan 2009)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Jane Kennedy, Financial Secretary), HM Treasury (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Oct 2008)
  • Member, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (15 Jan 2007 to 6 Nov 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon John Hutton, Secretary of State), Department for Work and Pensions (8 May 2006 to 6 Sep 2006)
  • PPS (Rt Hon David Miliband, Minister of State (Cabinet)), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (10 Nov 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • PPS (Ms Rosie Winterton, Minister of State), Department of Health (10 Apr 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Draft Civil Contingencies Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Jul 2003 to 28 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Administration Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 14 Jan 2002)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for participation in opinion surveys:
24 April 2014, £75 received for participation in February/March 2014 Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated to local organisations. (Registered 28 April 2014)
6 June 2014, £75 received for participation in April 2014 Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated to local organisations. (Registered 10 June 2014)
29 July 2014, £75 received for participation in May-June 2014 Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated to local organisations. (Registered 13 August 2014)
29 September 2014, £75 received for participation in July 2014 Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated to local organisations. (Registered 6 October 2014)
18 November 2014, £75 received for participation in October 2014 Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated to local organisations. (Registered 26 November 2014)
12 February 2015, £75 received for participation in November 2014 Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated to local organisations. (Registered 24 February 2015)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London, SE1 1FY, for participation in opinion surveys:
16 September 2014, £200 received for participation in survey of MPs. Hours: 1 hr. Payment donated to local organisation. (Registered 14 October 2014)
27 January 2015, £200 received for participation in 2014 Winter Survey of MPs. Hours: 1 hr 30 mins. Payment donated to local organisations. (Registered 4 February 2015)

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