Karl Turner

Shadow Minister (Transport)

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Kingston upon Hull East Labour

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Last updated: 18 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Space Industry Bill [Lords] 15 Jan 2018

    This has been a good debate, with some good and knowledgeable contributions. Members rightly made strong bids for their constituencies as potential candidates for spaceports, and I commend them for that. Given the time allowed, I do not intend to refer to every speech, but it would be remiss if I did not mention at least the right hon. Member for South Holland and The Deepings (Mr Hayes),...
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Shipping: Training 12 Jan 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 117855, on shipping: qualifications, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for his policies of the statement made by the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport at the European Commission in respect of seafarers' training on 11 December 2017; and if he will make a...
  • Gatwick Airport: Growth and Noise Mitigation 10 Jan 2018

    It is always a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Christopher. I congratulate the hon. Member for Tonbridge and Malling (Tom Tugendhat) on securing this important debate. The aviation sector is one of Britain’s success stories and, as the UK’s second biggest airport, Gatwick is an important factor in that. Gatwick contributes £5.3 billion to UK GDP, as well as...

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Labour MP for Kingston upon Hull East

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

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Topics of interest

Karl Turner campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Justice
  • Department for Transport
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Attorney General
  • Transport
  • Shipping: Exhaust Emissions
  • Tonnage Tax
  • Shipping
  • Cremation
  • Railways: North of England

Currently held offices

  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (since 6 Nov 2017)
  • Shadow Minister (Transport) (since 3 Jul 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (18 Oct 2016 to 3 Jul 2017)
  • Shadow Attorney General (11 Jan 2016 to 26 Jun 2016)
  • Shadow Minister (Justice) (18 Sep 2015 to 11 Jan 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 15 debates in the last year — 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 75.56% 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 — 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.
  • 74 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Karl Turner’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 123 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Jan 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for opinion surveys. All fees paid directly to East Hull Labour Party:
9 December 2016, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 21 March 2017)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing opinion surveys. All fees paid directly to East Hull Labour Party:
25 January 2017, payment of £200. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 21 March 2017)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Unite
Address of donor: 128 Theobald's Road, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000

Date received: 1 May 2017

Date accepted: 1 May 2017

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 28 July 2017)
Name of donor: RMT NE Region
Address of donor: 49a Thorne Road, Doncaster DN1 2EX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,365

Date received: 31 May 2017

Date accepted: 31 May 2017

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 28 July 2017)
Name of donor: GMB
Address of donor: St James Business Park, 81 Linwood Road, Paisley PA3 3BB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Date received: 5 June 2017

Date accepted: 5 June 2017

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 28 July 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development
Address of donor: 23 Rue Montoyer, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights and accommodation £1,350; other travel £36; per diem £180; misc. expenditure £575; total value £2,141

Destination of visit: El Salvador and Guatemala

Dates of visit: 21-28 January 2017

Purpose of visit: Study tour looking at issues around access to reproductive healthcare services in Guatemala and El Salvador.

(Registered 14 February 2017)

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