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.

  • Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Consistently voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Karl Turner’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Karl Turner’s full vote analysis page for more.

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

Recent appearances

  • Delegated Legislation: EU Referendum: Race Hate Crime 5 Jul 2016

    I have been contacted by my constituent Leroy Vickers, who describes four very serious incidents of racially aggravated offences. He says that in the past two days he has witnessed a man on a bus telling a passenger, “Get off the bus, Paki”, witnessed racially aggravated abuse in a takeaway, and heard a man of Jamaican descent say that for the first time since he was about five or...
  • Courts and Tribunals Fees 4 Jul 2016

    I am pleased to be called to speak in this important debate. I start by declaring an interest: my wife sits as a fee-paid, part-time tribunal judge in the social entitlement tribunal and is a criminal solicitor receiving public money. Prior to my election to this House, I was with Wilberforce barristers chambers in Hull, where I practised criminal law, and recently I have re-enrolled—if...
  • Written Answers — Attorney General: Hate Crime 6 Jun 2016

    To ask the Attorney General, how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there have been for each category of hate crime since 2010.

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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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More about this

  • Has spoken in 19 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Karl Turner’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 58 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 50.16% 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.
  • 76 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: 1 Aug 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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