Clive Betts Nailed

Monday, 13 July 2009

This opportunistic, money-grabbing scuzz-bucket passionately promoted a change to the system of MPs' expenses in his own favour and then milked it for all it was worth.

In 2003 Betts was suspended from the Commons for 7 days [yes, a whole week off work] after it was revealed that his new 'research assistant' was a Brazilian rent boy more than 30 years his junior. The MP helped him with a doctored document for use in support of his visa application and applied for him to have a security pass. On those grounds alone, how on earth could this man have been re-elected as an MP (Lab, Sheffield Attercliffe)?

Type2007/08 (ranking out of 645)2006/07 (ranking out of 645)2005/062004/05 (ranking out of 659)2003/04 (ranking out of 658)2002/03 (ranking out of 657)2001/02 (ranking out of 657)
Additional Costs Allowance£23,081 (joint 148th) £22,110 (joint 1st) £21,634 £20,902 (joint 1st) £20,333 (joint 3rd) £19,722 (joint 1st) £15,609 (joint 275th)

His voting record:
Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament.
Voted strongly for introducing a smoking ban.
Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards.
Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals.
Voted strongly for introducing student top-up fees.
Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws.
Voted very strongly for the Iraq war.
Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war.
Voted very strongly for replacing Trident
Voted very strongly for the hunting ban.
Voted strongly for equal gay rights.
Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change.

The convoluted twists and turns of his troughing are here


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