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Phil Wilson’s voting in Parliament
Phil Wilson is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Phil Wilson’s votes.
Almost always voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
Consistently voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
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Phil Wilson has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
I congratulate the hon. Member for Witney (Robert Courts) on his maiden speech. I know how difficult it is to make a maiden speech when your predecessor was Prime Minister, and the hon. Gentleman did an excellent job. I want to make a couple of points about why the motion is about more than just Chilcot, and about how divisive it actually is. My predecessor was Member of Parliament for...
We should be proud of Tony Blair. We know about the efforts he is putting into the middle east and interfaith dialogue around the world. He spends most of his time with his charities trying to achieve those aims. Some people want to define themselves against Tony Blair and the 1997 to 2010 Labour Governments. To them I say, “Be careful, because it is not useful or a good idea to define...
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Labour MP for Sedgefield
Entered the House of Commons on 20 July 2007 — Byelection
Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Schools and Families
- Energy and Climate Change
- Disability Living Allowance
- Combined Heat and Power
- Children: Databases
- Schools in Deprived Areas
- Met Office
Currently held offices
- Member, Defence Committee (since 26 Oct 2015)
- Member, Defence Sub-Committee (since 26 Oct 2015)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (since 14 Oct 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- Opposition Assistant Whip (Commons) (8 Oct 2010 to 18 Sep 2015)
- Member, North East Regional Select Committee (3 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- PPS (Mr Vernon Coaker, Minister of State), Home Office (30 Dec 2008 to 16 Jan 2009)
- Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (12 Nov 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (9 Nov 2007 to 6 May 2010)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Phil Wilson’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 61.58% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 6 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 91 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Phil Wilson’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 131 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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