Ian Austin

MP, Dudley North

Dudley North Labour

Ian Austin’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 20 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Hate Crime: Treatment of House of Commons Staff 12 Mar 2018

    Mr Speaker, we have known each other since long before either of us was elected to this place and I think it is fair to say that we have had strong and heated disagreements about lots of issues over the years, so I certainly could not be described as a cheerleader by any means, but I do think that there has to be a fair and proper process in all this. It cannot be based on anonymous briefings...
  • Hate Crime 12 Mar 2018

    What makes you British is not what you look like, where your parents were from or how you worship, but the contribution that you make to our country. Nowhere has the contribution made by British Muslims been greater than in the west midlands, which is why I will be spending 3 April—it has been identified as a day of hate—visiting as many mosques and community centres across the...
  • Housing, Communities and Local Government: Rough Sleeping: West Midlands 12 Mar 2018

    What recent estimate he has made of the number of people sleeping rough in the west midlands.

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Labour MP for Dudley North

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

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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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 11 Sep 2017)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)

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 216 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 69.17% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 253 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Mar 2018.

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: 27 April 2017

Date accepted: 27 April 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 15 June 2017)
Name of donor: GMB
Address of donor: Will Thorne House, 2 Birmingham Road, Halesowen B63 3HP

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

Date received: 28 April 2017

Date accepted: 28 April 2017

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 15 June 2017)
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: 9 May 2017

Date accepted: 9 May 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 15 June 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Labour Friends of Israel
Address of donor: BM LFI, London WC1N 3XX

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flights, accommodation, meals, airport and taxi transfers, with a value of £1,500

Destination of visit: Washington DC, USA

Dates of visit: 23-28 March 2017

Purpose of visit: To attend meetings and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Conference.

(Registered 12 September 2017)
Name of donor: Nokan Group
Address of donor: 48, 2 Salim, 111 Shaheed Aram, Sulaimanya, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, internal transport, hotels and meals with a value of approx. £3,428

Destination of visit: Erbil, Kirkuk and Slemani, Kurdistan Region in Iraq

Dates of visit: 22-28 September 2017

Purpose of visit: Kurdistan APPG visit to observe the referendum and meet party, UK business and church leaders, NGOs, British Consul staff, UK forces training Peshmerga, managers and residents of a camp for internally displaced people.

(Registered 24 October 2017)
Name of donor: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Travel and accommodation with a value of £3,800

Destination of visit: United Arab Emirates

Dates of visit: 10-16 February 2018

Purpose of visit: To attend the World Government Summit, meet with Government Ministers, Members of the Federal National Council and senior business figures, in order to build on the bilateral relationship.

(Registered 22 February 2018)

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