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.
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 47 votes against, 5 absences, between 2014–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2010–2016
Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016
Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
8 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2007–2016
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
57 votes for, 12 votes against, 20 absences, between 2006–2017
Consistently 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, 16 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2014
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Last updated: 22 Feb 2017
May I thank the Secretary of State for his courtesy call on this matter this morning and for his subsequent letter? The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee will challenge hard, but work constructively with him and with Steve Holliday on this important issue. Will he clarify whether the inquiry will be confined to the procurement process, which led to this specific contract?...
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much her Department has spent on (a) Uber for Business and (b) other Uber transactions since 28 October 2016.
What does my hon. Friend think about the fact that E.ON UK last week justified its dual fuel price increase by saying: “It is due mainly”— we should think about that word— “to the rise in non-energy parts of the bill such as social and environmental schemes which support renewable energy and help customers use less energy”? Yet today it has announced big...
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Labour MP for Hartlepool
Entered the House of Commons on 30 September 2004 — Byelection
Topics of interest
Iain Wright campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Innovation and Skills
- Home Department
- Wind Power: Seas and Oceans
- Departmental Public Expenditure
- Green Investment Bank
- Departmental NDPBs
- Manufacturing Industries
Currently held offices
- Member, National Policy Statement on draft Airports Committee (since 20 Feb 2017)
- 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: 20 Mar 2017.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
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
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