Phil Wilson

MP, Sedgefield

Sedgefield Labour

Phil Wilson campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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.

  • Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Leaving the EU: North-East Exports 25 Oct 2016

    I thank all hon. Members who have contributed to the debate, especially my colleagues from the north-east of England. I want to make one or two points. The Office for National Statistics may have said the 350 million figure was wrong, but people believed it. They did not consult the ONS’s website to see whether it was accurate, they just accepted it. I picked Nissan as an example...
  • Leaving the EU: North-East Exports 25 Oct 2016

    I beg to move, That this House has considered the effect on exports from the North East of the UK leaving the EU. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. We all agree that the British people’s decision on 23 June to leave the EU was the most profound decision to affect this country since the second world war. I, like many in the House, very much wanted the UK...
  • Leaving the EU: North-East Exports 25 Oct 2016

    My hon. Friend makes an important point. So much of Brexit has to be sorted out, and I do not know the answers, but I hope that the Minister will enlighten us. There will, however, be major consequences for industry in this country, but especially in the north-east, where a lot of our manufacturing industry is. It employs a lot of people there and provides skills that we need to revitalise...

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Labour MP for Sedgefield

Entered the House of Commons on 20 July 2007 — Byelection


Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Children
  • Schools and Families
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Defence
  • Transport
  • 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 during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 60.88% 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.
  • 90 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?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.


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