Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Hazel Blears voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted strongly for restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted strongly for the hunting banDetails
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted moderately for a smoking banDetails
- Voted strongly against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
I shall do my best not to be grumpy and to be as quick as the right hon. Member for Banbury (Sir Tony Baldry). I wish to speak in support of new clauses 9 and 19. New clause 9 has support across the breadth of organisations from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services to the Care and Support Alliance. It makes fundamental good sense, when setting up a new system, to have the...
My hon. Friend, as ever, makes an extremely worthwhile and practical point. Simply having the words in statute does not always portray the real position on the ground. A small intervention can often help to stop things becoming a crisis. In Salford we are having to make cuts of £600,000 from transport for disabled people. For many, this could lead to family breakdown. We are in...
The national dementia strategy has been fundamental in improving care for many frail and elderly people with dementia living in the community. The strategy is due to expire in April—in two months’ time. Will the Secretary of State give a commitment to the House now that the national dementia strategy will be renewed? I understand that we have the Prime Minister’s dementia...
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Labour MP for Salford and Eccles
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Topics of interest
- Innovation and Skills
- Home Department
- Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012
- Armed Forces: Education
- Reparation By Offenders
- Graduates: Work Experience
Other offices held in the past
- Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government (28 Jun 2007 to 10 Jun 2009)
- Minister without Portfolio, Cabinet Office (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Minister of State (Policing, Security and Community Safety), Home Office (17 Jun 2005 to 8 May 2006)
- Minister of State (Crime Reduction, Policing & Community Safety), Home Office (13 Jun 2003 to 17 Jun 2005)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (public health), Department of Health (11 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 22 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 26 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 55.24% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 37 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 950 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Feb 2014.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Adviser to Juice Advisory, providing strategic advice on crime and policing matters, for one day per quarter from 1 January 2013. Address: 7 St Paul
’s Yard, Silver Street, Newport Pagnell, Bucks MK16 0EG. (Up to £5,000)
Employment terminated on 1 July 2013.
Payment of £1,000. Hours: 1 day. (Registered 1 May 2013; updated 2 July 2013)
15 January 2014, payment of £75 from ComRes
, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for opinion survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 25 January 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Ergotep
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £2,638.78
Destination of visit: Prague
Date of visit: 10-13 October 2013
Purpose of visit: To make keynote speech at international forum on social enterprise
(Registered 30 October 2013)
Member (unremunerated) of Advisory Board, Big Society Capital Bank, from 1 November 2013. (Registered 5 December 2013)
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