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A selection of Nicholas Dakin’s votes
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Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016.
Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 12 votes against, between 2013–2016.
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013.
Generally voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2016.
Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, 4 absences, between 2010–2016.
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
9 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2011–2016.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Nicholas Dakin’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Nicholas Dakin’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which provider supplies energy to her Department; how much CO2 was emitted through her Department’s energy consumption in the latest period for which figures are available; whether the criteria her Department uses to selecting an energy supplier include how environmentally friendly the supplier is; and what recent steps his Department...
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons released from Greek prisons under the Paraskevopoulos Law have subsequently entered the UK.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to Answer on 22 October 2019 to Question 151 on Extradition: USA, how many (a) US citizens have been extradited to the UK and (b) UK citizens have been extradited to the US since the implementation of the Extradition Act 2003.
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Former Labour MP for Scunthorpe
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Nicholas Dakin campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Education
- Department of Health
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Teachers: Training
- Apprentices: Taxation
- Education: Finance
- Cancer: Drugs
Other offices held in the past
- Member, European Statutory Instruments Committee (18 Jul 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (12 Dec 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Procedure Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (18 Oct 2016 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Shadow Minister (Education) (18 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
- Member, Procedure Committee (13 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons (8 May 2015 to 18 Sep 2015)
- Member, Procedure Committee (11 Oct 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (7 Oct 2011 to 18 Sep 2015)
- Member, Education Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 7 Nov 2011)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.
1. Employment and earnings
17 January 2019, received £200 from Ipsos MORI
, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing a survey. Hours: approx. 1 hr. Fee donated to Scunthorpe Labour Party. (Registered 05 April 2019)
Name of donor: APPG on Population, Development and Reproductive Health (funded by the European Parliamentary Forum on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Address of donor: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights costing £915.72; accommodation costing £740; food, travel, subsistence, per diems and incidentals, £1,107.28; total value £2,763
Destination of visit: Dhaka and Cox Bazar, Bangladesh
Dates of visit: 12-20 September 2019
Purpose of visit: Study tour to gain insight into sexual and reproductive health and rights service provisions in Bangladesh.
(Registered 14 October 2019; updated 24 October 2019)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in Barton upon Humber: (i).
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