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A selection of David Anderson's votes
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Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2017
Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
6 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2007–2016
Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016
Generally voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
9 votes for, 0 votes against, 5 absences, between 2011–2016
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
We have lots more plain English analysis of David Anderson’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit David Anderson’s full vote analysis page for more.
I take great pleasure in saying the last words I will say in this House: I have nothing more to say.
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With the leave of the House, I want to apologise for the absence of my hon. Friend the Member for Ealing North (Stephen Pound), who has been at the dentist all day—no doubt preparing for his photoshoots. I want to thank everyone who has said kind words about me, particularly those who did not mean them. I will not take long, but I want to mention one thing that has stayed with me during...
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Former Labour MP for Blaydon
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
David Anderson campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Department of Health
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Departmental Manpower
- Unmanned Air Vehicles
- Departmental Billing
- Trade Unions
- Industrial Diseases: Compensation
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland (4 Jul 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (27 Jun 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (14 Jan 2016 to 27 Jun 2016)
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 1 Feb 2016)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 5 Sep 2016)
- Member, Backbench Business Committee (30 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Backbench Business Committee (10 Jun 2013 to 14 May 2014)
- Member, Backbench Business Committee (12 Jun 2012 to 25 Apr 2013)
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (24 Oct 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Opposition Assistant Whip (Commons) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
- Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 20 Dec 2010)
- Member, Backbench Business Committee (29 Jun 2010 to 3 Nov 2010)
- Member, North East Regional Select Committee (3 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- PPS (Bill Rammell, Minister of State), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (16 Oct 2008 to 16 Jan 2009)
- PPS (Bill Rammell, Minister of State), Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Oct 2008)
- PPS (Bill Rammell, Minister of State), Department for Education and Skills (20 Nov 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Procedure Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 30 Oct 2006)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing surveys. All fees are donated directly to Blaydon CLP
. (Registered 16 September 2016)
14 January 2016, payment of £75 for completing November 2015 Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 16 September 2016)
8 April 2016, payment of £100 for completing January 2016 Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 16 September 2016)
9 May 2016, payment of £75 for completing February 2016 Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 16 September 2016)
22 July 2016, payment of £75 for completing April 2016 Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 16 September 2016)
17 October 2016, payment of £75 for completing June 2016 Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 19 January 2017)
13 December 2016, payment of £75 for completing October 2016 Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 19 January 2017)
Name of donor: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Address of donor: 44 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2NR
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation and flights with a value of £505.90
Destination of visit: Berlin
Dates of visit: 13-14 February 2017
Purpose of visit: Attend a panel discussion on how Brexit may impact on Northern Ireland
(Registered 22 March 2017)
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