Jim Fitzpatrick Profile
Place/Date of Birth:
Holyrood Senior Secondary, Glasgow
Constituency, Poplar and Canning Town (London), Labour Member of Parliament since 1st May 1997
Barking Constituency Labour Party, Voluntary Agent 1986-91, Chair 1989-90, Member London Labour Executive 1988, Chair Greater London Labour Party
Cabinet Posts - None
Government Positions - Government Whip, Lords Commissioner, Vice Chamberlain of HM Household, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the office of the Deputy Prime Minister
Opposition Posts - None
Seats held - Poplar and Canning Town
Select Committees - None
Parliamentary Private Secretary - Alan Milburn (Treasury) 1999, (Health) 1999-2001
Treasurer-London Members - 1999-2001
All Party Country Groups - Bangladesh
All Party Subject Groups - Chair Thames Gateway 1998-2001, Co Chair Fire Safety 1999-2001, Jt V Chair Leasehold Reform 1998-2001, Jt V Chair Police 1998-2001, Animal Welfare 1998-2001, AIDS/HIV 1998-2001, Rwanda/Genocide 1999-2001, Hospice Group
Anti Poverty, Regeneration, Anti Racism, Fire
West Ham United FC, Golf, Reading, TV/Films, Millwall RFC
Occupational History and Other Details:
Trainee, Tytrak Ltd Glasgow 1970-73
Driver, Mintex Ltd London 1973-74
Firefighter, London Fire Brigade 1974-97
Member, National Executive Council, Fire Brigades Union 1988-1997
Parent Governor, Eastbury Comprehensive School 1994-2000
How Jim Fitzpatrick voted on key issues since 2001 [from Public Whip]:
How is the voting record decided?
- Very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals.
- Quite strongly for introducing student top-up fees.
- Very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws.
- Very strongly for the Iraq war.
- Quite strongly for introducing ID cards.
- Very strongly for the fox hunting ban.
- Very strongly for equal gay rights.
The voting record is not affected by what MPs have said, only how they voted in relation to that topic in the house - i.e. "aye" or "no". Votes on each topic were examined, and strength of support determined based on these votes. Additionally, in many votes, MPs are told how to vote ('whipped') by their parties. Since the Whip is secret, we have to assume, like the Speaker, that all votes are free.
Never Rebels against their party in this parliament — 205th most rebellious of 635 MPs. [from Public Whip]
Jim Fitzpatrick MP
House of Commons
London SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 5085/6215
Fax: 020 7219 2776
Tel: 020 7536 0562
Fax: 020 7536 0572
Friday Surgery Times
The 1st Friday of each month 3.30pm to 6pm at Community Links, Barking Road in Canning Town.
The 2nd and 4th Friday between 3.30pm to 6pm at Trussler Hall, Grundy Street, Poplar (opposite Chrisp Street Post Office).
There will not be any surgeries in August or over the Christmas period.
Louise Leak, an experienced caseworker, is based at Trussler Hall every weekday from 11am to 3pm on the number below.
For an appointment to attend the surgery please ring Louise or Joytera on:
Tel: 020 7536 0562 or Fax: 020 7536 0572
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