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Ian Austin

Former Independent MP for Dudley North

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Recent appearances

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria 5 Nov 2019

    What assessment he has made of the effect of the US Administration's decision to withdraw support for Kurdish forces on regional stability.
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria 5 Nov 2019

    Mr Speaker, I am sure the whole House will want to join me in congratulating you on your election yesterday. It is fantastic to see you in the Chair. I thank the Secretary of State for his answer. Abandoning the Kurds, who led the fight against IS, has seen over 10,000 refugees fleeing to Iraqi Kurdistan on top of the 1.5 million displaced people it is already generously caring for, so will...
  • Health and Social Care: Hearing Aids 29 Oct 2019

    If the Minister and other Members want to find out how to provide a phenomenal audiology service, they should come to Dudley and visit the clinical CCG buildings at Brierley Hill. It is an amazing service. When I was referred to them for a hearing aid, I could not believe the service. You ring up and say “When can I come in?”, and they say “When would you like to come in?” “Could I...

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Former Independent MP for Dudley North

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

Party was Labour until 21 Feb 2019

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Topics of interest

Ian Austin campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Education
  • Department of Health
  • Education
  • Work and Pensions
  • Home Department
  • Departmental Official Hospitality
  • Departmental Official Cars
  • Health Services: Dudley
  • Departmental Travel
  • Personal Independence Payment

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Panel of Chairs (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 19 Mar 2019)
  • Member, Education, Skills and the Economy Sub-Committee (25 Nov 2015 to 9 Mar 2016)
  • Member, Education Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (4 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (7 Oct 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands) (5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (5 Oct 2008 to 9 Jun 2009)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Gordon Brown, Prime Minister), Prime Minister's Office (28 Jun 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Gordon Brown, Chancellor of the Exchequer), HM Treasury (5 Feb 2007 to 28 Jun 2007)

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 35 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Ian Austin’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 91 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 66.93% 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 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 59 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 279 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Sir Trevor Chinn
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date received: 18 March 2019

Date accepted: 18 March 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 21 March 2019)
Name of donor: Tim Allen
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date received: 6 March 2019

Date accepted: 6 March 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 26 March 2019)
Name of donor: Sir David Garrard
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Date received: 4 April 2019

Date accepted: 4 April 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 16 April 2019)
Name of donor: BigChange Ltd
Address of donor: 3150 Century Way, Thorpe Park, Leeds LS15 8ZB

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date received: 24 May 2019

Date accepted: 24 May 2019

Donor status: company, registration 08189817

(Registered 28 May 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: The American Jewish Congress
Address of donor: 165 East 56th Street, New York, New York 10022, United States of America

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flights and accommodation with a value of £2,000

Destination of visit: Washington DC, USA

Dates of visit: 31 May - 3 June 2019

Purpose of visit: visit to AJC Global Forum to speak on the subject of antisemitism in the UK, and meetings with peace advocates, politicians, diplomats and academics from the US, Europe and the Middle East.

(Registered 17 June 2019)

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