Karl Turner

MP, Kingston upon Hull East

Kingston upon Hull East Labour

Karl Turner campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Karl Turner’s voting in Parliament

Karl Turner is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a selection of Karl Turner’s votes.

  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year 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
  • Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes

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Karl Turner has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

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Labour MP for Kingston upon Hull East

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election


Topics of interest

  • Justice
  • Transport
  • Department for Transport
  • Attorney General
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Shipping: Exhaust Emissions
  • Tonnage Tax
  • Shipping
  • Railways: North of England
  • Secure Training Centres: Restraint Techniques

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Solicitor General (since 3 Dec 2014)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Attorney General (11 Jan 2016 to 26 Jun 2016)
  • Shadow Solicitor General (3 Dec 2014 to 11 Jan 2016)
  • Opposition Assistant Whip (Commons) (11 Jan 2013 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (26 Nov 2012 to 4 Feb 2013)
  • Member, Justice Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 21 Jan 2013)

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 Karl Turner’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 67 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 51.62% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 5 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
  • 75 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Karl Turner’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 103 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from YouGov Plc, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for opinion surveys. All fees paid directly to East Hull Labour Party:
9 March 2015, payment of £60. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 12 January 2016)
11 May 2015, payment of £100. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 12 January 2016)
20 October 2015, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 12 January 2016)
10 December 2015, payment of £30. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 12 January 2016)
14 December 2015, payment of £80. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 12 January 2016)
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for opinion surveys. All fees paid directly to East Hull Labour Party:
9 March 2015, received £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 12 January 2016)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (EPF) (2) Qatar Airways
Address of donor: (1) 23 Rue Montover, 1000 Brussels, Belgium (2) Ticket Desk, Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) flights £500, hotels including breakfast £780, airport transfers £30, internal travel, food and incidentals £395; total £1,705 (2) business class upgrades on both international flights; approx. value £2,000

Destination of visit: Sri Lanka: Colombo, Kandy, Nuwera Eliya, Batticaloa, Badulla and Trincomalee.

Date of visit: 10–17 November 2015

Purpose of visit: UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health organised the study tour to introduce and strengthen UK MPs understanding of core family planning, sexual and reproductive health and rights and International Development issues.

(Registered 11 December 2015)

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