Ian Austin campaigned to remain in the European Union
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Ian Austin’s voting in Parliament
Ian Austin is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Ian Austin’s votes.
Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, between 2010–2011
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
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
56 votes for, 12 votes against, 21 absences, between 2006–2017
Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
5 votes for, 2 votes against, 2 absences, between 2007–2016
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
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Last updated: 8 Feb 2017
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what framework his Department plans to use to evaluate the roll-out of tax-free-childcare and its effect on (a) parental employment, (b) childcare prices and (c) quality of childcare.
Further to that point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I did not realise we were required to do this. I said in my speech that I had been to Israel recently. Given that everyone else has done so, I feel that I ought to draw attention to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. I visited Israel recently. I met politicians in Israel and Palestine. The trip was funded by...
What evidence is there that sanctions and boycotts, which drive people further apart, will achieve anything? Surely we should be arguing for trade and investment with the west bank—
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Labour MP for Dudley North
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Home Department
- Departmental Official Hospitality
- Departmental Official Cars
- Departmental Travel
- Translation Services
- Departmental Secondment
Currently held offices
- Member, Education Committee (since 6 Jul 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Education, Skills and the Economy Sub-Committee (25 Nov 2015 to 9 Mar 2016)
- 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)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (5 Oct 2008 to 9 Jun 2009)
- Assistant Whip (5 Oct 2008 to 9 Jun 2009)
- Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands) (5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
- 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 32 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Ian Austin’s speeches
- Has received answers to 182 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 58.84% 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 — email me updates on Ian Austin’s activity
- 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: 6 Feb 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
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) flights, accommodation, meals, airport and taxi transfers, with a value of £1,600 (2) fast track access through security check, passport control, registration and customs, value £75. Minibus also provided but value unavailable.
Destination of visit: Israel and Palestinian territories
Date of visit: 20-23 March 2016
Purpose of visit: fact-finding visit. Meeting with Israeli and Palestinian politicians, academics, journalists and diplomats.
(Registered 26 April 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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