Monday, April 06, 2009

Who Is Working For A Transparent Parliament?

I expect that at some point this week Gordon Brown will talk about the continuing saga of MP's expenses. However, below is a summary from theyworkforyou.com of how Gordon Browns cabinet have voted (or not) on the issue of a transparent Parliament in the House of Commons.

Gordon Brown – Has never voted on a transparent Parliament.

Alistair Darling – Has never voted on a transparent Parliament.

David Miliband – Has never voted on a transparent Parliament.

Jack Straw – Voted for a transparent Parliament.

Jacqui Smith – Voted strongly against a transparent Parliament.

Alan Johnson – Has never voted on a transparent Parliament.

Hilary Benn – Has never voted on a transparent Parliament.

Douglas Alexander – Has never voted on a transparent Parliament.

John Hutton – Has never voted on a transparent Parliament.

Harriet Harman QC – Voted for a transparent Parliament

Hazel Blears – Has never voted on a transparent Parliament.

Geoff Hoon – Has never voted on a transparent Parliament.

Ed Balls – Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament.

Ed Miliband – Has never voted on a transparent Parliament.

James Purnell – Voted for a transparent Parliament.

Shaun Woodward – Voted against a transparent Parliament.

Andy Burnham – Voted strongly against a transparent Parliament.

John Denham – Voted for a transparent Parliament.

Yvette Cooper – Voted for a transparent Parliament.

Paul Murphy – Voted against a transparent Parliament.

Jim Murphy – Voted for a transparent Parliament.

Nick Brown – Voted very strongly against a transparent Parliament.

Liam Byrne – Voted for a transparent Parliament.

Margaret Beckett – Voted against a transparent Parliament.

Tony McNulty – Voted very strongly against a transparent Parliament.

Tessa Jowell – Voted strongly against a transparent Parliament.

Caroline Flint –Voted strongly against a transparent Parliament.

Beverley Hughes – Voted strongly against a transparent Parliament.


Now, do you trust these people with their current record to fix Parliamentary accountability? I don't.

2 comments:

Lawson Narse said...

Those who were strongly against should have the spotlight placed firmly on their activities.

Letters From A Tory said...

Tony McNulty voted against it?

I'm shocked.

Great post, btw.