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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.
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
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The G20 communiqué last week in China talked about terrorist financing. I know that we have done a lot in our military operations to try to degrade that, but will the Secretary of State say what more the UK can do to degrade the money that the terrorists are getting in from smuggling oil, from extortion and so on? What more can the UK military do to deny Daesh those sources of funding?
History shows what happens when this country turns its back and stops engaging with Europe. That is why most of the world and many experts are asking us to remain where we are. Those who say that we must look to the world as well as to the EU are correct and I agree with them, but we should do that as part of the biggest and richest single market in the world. If the rest of the world is...
My hon. Friend is right. Hitachi has come to the north-east of England for two reasons: it has an excellent workforce and is the gateway to Europe. We know that its business model for that investment— £82 million in Newton Aycliffe in my constituency—was predicated on the fact that we are part of the EU. Those who support the leave campaign say that we should not worry about...
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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 16 debates in the last year — well 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 61.01% 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.
- 87 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Phil Wilson’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 125 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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