The 39 Labour MPs who are 100% authoritarian

by Stephen Tall on March 16, 2010

Lib Dem Voice launched our new website – How Liberal / Authoritarian is your MP? – at the party’s spring conference last weekend.

LDV has identified 10 key votes from the 2005-10 Parliament – ranging from ID cards and freedom of speech to freedom of information and trial without jury – in order to rank all MPs according to how liberal or authoritarian their record is. All MPs are marked out of 100: the higher their score the more authoritarian they are. The lower their score the more liberal is their voting record.

39 MPs recorded a score of 100/100, meaning they had voted on the authoritarian side of the argument in each and every one of the 10 Commons debates we looked at. All 39 of them are Labour MPs, and here is the roll-call of authoritarianism:

    =1 Siôn Simon Birmingham, Erdington Labour 100%
    =1 Stephen McCabe Birmingham, Hall Green Labour 100%
    =1 Ivan Lewis Bury South Labour 100%
    =1 Alun Michael Cardiff South & Penarth Labour 100%
    =1 Jonathan R Shaw Chatham & Aylesford Labour 100%
    =1 Bob Ainsworth Coventry North East Labour 100%
    =1 Laura Moffatt Crawley Labour 100%
    =1 Malcolm Wicks Croydon North Labour 100%
    =1 Stephen Pound Ealing North Labour 100%
    =1 Clive Efford Eltham Labour 100%
    =1 Joan Ryan Enfield North Labour 100%
    =1 Liz Blackman Erewash Labour 100%
    =1 Parmjit Dhanda Gloucester Labour 100%
    =1 Tony McNulty Harrow East Labour 100%
    =1 Tom Levitt High Peak Labour 100%
    =1 Gillian Merron Lincoln Labour 100%
    =1 Maria Eagle Liverpool, Garston Labour 100%
    =1 Nick Brown Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend Labour 100%
    =1 John Heppell Nottingham East Labour 100%
    =1 Huw Irranca-Davies Ogmore Labour 100%
    =1 Phil Woolas Oldham East & Saddleworth Labour 100%
    =1 Martin Salter Reading West Labour 100%
    =1 Janet Anderson Rossendale & Darwen Labour 100%
    =1 Dave Watts St Helens North Labour 100%
    =1 Meg Munn Sheffield, Heeley Labour 100%
    =1 Dari Taylor Stockton South Labour 100%
    =1 Keith Hill Streatham Labour 100%
    =1 Anne Snelgrove South Swindon Labour 100%
    =1 David Wright Telford Labour 100%
    =1 Alan Campbell Tynemouth Labour 100%
    =1 Angela Eagle Wallasey Labour 100%
    =1 John Spellar Warley Labour 100%
    =1 James Plaskitt Warwick & Leamington Labour 100%
    =1 Frank Doran Aberdeen North Labour 100%
    =1 Brian H Donohoe Ayrshire Central Labour 100%
    =1 John McFall West Dunbartonshire Labour 100%
    =1 David Cairns Inverclyde Labour 100%
    =1 Jim Sheridan Paisley & Renfrewshire North Labour 100%
    =1 Thomas McAvoy Rutherglen & Hamilton West Labour 100%

Do please use How Liberal / Authoritarian is your MP? and its built-in social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook to spread the news about how liberal or authoritarian your MP is.