A selection of Ian Austin's votes
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Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2007–2016
Generally 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, 13 votes against, 4 absences, between 2012–2014
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 4 absences, between 2010–2016
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
57 votes for, 13 votes against, 21 absences, between 2006–2017
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
2 votes for, 4 votes against, 7 absences, between 2013–2016
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013
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To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has spent on the Get into Teaching campaign in each year since its inception.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Palestinian Authority on its decision to increase payments to those convicted of terrorist offences and to the families of those who have died carrying out terrorist attacks against Israel.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received on the Government of Cameroon allegedly blocking access to the internet in the south of that country.
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Former Labour MP for Dudley North
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
Ian Austin campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Work and Pensions
- Home Department
- Department for Education
- Departmental Official Hospitality
- Departmental Official Cars
- Departmental Travel
- Translation Services
- Departmental Secondment
Other offices held in the past
- 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Ian Austin’s speeches
- Has received answers to 162 written questions in the last year — well 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 56.96% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 77 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 233 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2
Name of donor: Sir David Garrard
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,900
Date received: 3 May 2016
Date accepted: 3 May 2016
Donor status: individual
(Registered 17 May 2016)
Name of donor: Carlton Rock Ltd
Address of donor: 15 Summer Street, Aberdeen AB10 1SB
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,100
Date received: 16 May 2016
Date accepted: 16 May 2016
Donor status: company, registration SC217026
(Registered 07 June 2016
Name of donor: (1) Labour Friends of Israel
(2) Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: (1) BM LFI
, London WC1N 3XX (2) 9 Yitzhak Rabin Blvd., Kiryat Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem 9103001
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) flights, accommodation, meals, airport and taxi transfers, with a value of £1,500 (2) fast track access through security check, passport control, registration and customs, value £75.
Destination of visit: Israel and Palestinian territories
Dates of visit: 2-6 January 2017
Purpose of visit: Fact-finding visit. Meeting with Israeli and Palestinian co-existence campaigners, politicians, academics and diplomats.
(Registered 06 February 2017
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