Iain Wright

MP, Hartlepool

Hartlepool Labour

Iain Wright campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Iain Wright’s voting in Parliament

Iain Wright is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a selection of Iain Wright’s votes.

  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Consistently voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Almost always voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • BHS: Industrial Strategy 20 Oct 2016

  • BHS: Industrial Strategy 20 Oct 2016

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  • BHS: Industrial Strategy 20 Oct 2016

    Thank you for that guidance, Mr Deputy Speaker—I need to have a productivity improvement of about 20% immediately. It is a real honour to follow the hon. Member for Warwick and Leamington (Chris White). I think we have exactly the same principles, motivations and objectives when it comes to having an industrial policy. He is a fantastic member of the Business, Energy and Industrial...

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Labour MP for Hartlepool

Entered the House of Commons on 30 September 2004 — Byelection


Topics of interest

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Education
  • Wind Power: Seas and Oceans
  • Departmental Public Expenditure
  • Green Investment Bank
  • Departmental NDPBs
  • Manufacturing Industries

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (since 17 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (since 10 Feb 2016)
  • Chair, Education, Skills and the Economy Sub-Committee (since 1 Dec 2015)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (since 30 Nov 2015)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 10 Sep 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (18 Jun 2015 to 17 Oct 2016)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (7 Oct 2011 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (14-19 Reform and Apprenticeships) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (14-19 Reform and Apprenticeships) (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government) (29 Jun 2007 to 9 Jun 2009)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (15 Jan 2007 to 6 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (7 Dec 2006 to 1 Jul 2008)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Rosie Winterton, Minister of State), Department of Health (27 Jun 2006 to 6 Sep 2006)
  • PPS (Ms Rosie Winterton, Minister of State), Department of Health (10 Nov 2005 to 27 Jun 2006)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (19 Jan 2005 to 12 Jul 2005)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Northumbrian Water Ltd
Address of donor: Boldon House, Wheatlands Way, Pity Me, Durham DH1 5FA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets to a football match, with hospitality, value £780

Date received: 27 May 2016

Date accepted: 27 May 2016

Donor status: company, registration no 2366703

(Registered 27 May 2016)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Tiffiny Wright, as Office Manager.

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