A selection of Siân James's votes
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Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, in 2010
Voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2010–2015
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2012
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2007–2015
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, 10 votes against, 7 absences, between 2012–2014
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To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women with home postcodes in Wales who have children and are held in English prisons (a) have applied to be placed in mother and baby units in English prisons, (b) were successful in their application and (c) were refused in the most recent period for which figures are available.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what (a) Welsh language library books and (b) other facilities there are for women in English prisons whose home postcode is in Wales.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women who have home postcodes in Wales were (a) remanded in and (b) sent to English prisons in the most recent period for which figures are available.
More of Siân James’s recent appearances
Former Labour MP for Swansea East
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- International Development
- Rail Services
- Skin Cancer
- Great Western Trains
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Administration Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 22 Nov 2010)
- PPS (Gareth Thomas, Minister of State), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (30 Dec 2008 to 16 Jan 2009)
- PPS (Gareth Thomas, Minister of State), Department for International Development (30 Dec 2008 to 16 Jan 2009)
- PPS (Mr Gareth Thomas), Department for International Development (27 Nov 2008 to 10 Dec 2008)
- PPS (Mr Gareth Thomas ), Department for International Development (13 Nov 2008 to 27 Nov 2008)
- PPS (Rt Hon Paul Murphy, Secretary of State), Wales Office (13 Nov 2008 to 30 Dec 2008)
- Member, Justice Committee (6 Nov 2007 to 16 May 2011)
- Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (17 Jul 2006 to 5 Nov 2007)
- Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (5 Dec 2005 to 13 Nov 2007)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (17 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Procedure Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
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- Has spoken in 3 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Siân James’s speeches
- Has received answers to 6 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Responsiveness to messages sent via WriteToThem.com in 2014: WriteToThem had possibly bad contact details for this MP.
- Has voted in 49.64% 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 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 61 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 63 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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