Hazel Blears

MP, Salford and Eccles

Salford and Eccles Labour

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How Hazel Blears voted since 2001
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  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
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Hazel Blears hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL 26 Sep 2014

    Before I make my contribution today, I want us all to take a moment to think about and to pray for the hostages who are being held by IS and the hostages who have been murdered in the most horrific circumstances, and I want us particularly to think today about Alan Henning. Alan is a taxi driver from Eccles in Salford. He is not a constituent of mine, but he lives very close to my home. Alan...
  • Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL 26 Sep 2014

    My hon. Friend, as ever, makes a good point. There can be absolutely no doubt that Alan was there on a mission of mercy and support. A lot will be said today about military power, air strikes and troops on the ground, and I make it clear from the outset that I support the terms of the motion. Personally, I think it is minimalist motion and have no doubt that we will have to return to the...
  • Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL 26 Sep 2014

    My hon. Friend makes an absolutely relevant point. I think that most of us who have been involved in these issues for some years have sometimes seen the unintended consequences of action we have taken. That is why a far-sighted strategy about what we do, what the impact will be and how we build resilience and coalitions will be essential. I thank the Prime Minister for the work he has done in...

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Labour MP for Salford and Eccles

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Also represented Salford


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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Justice
  • Home Department
  • Defence
  • Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012
  • Armed Forces: Education
  • Dementia
  • Reparation By Offenders
  • Graduates: Work Experience

Currently held offices

  • Member, Intelligence and Security (Joint Committee)

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 27 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below 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 55.23% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 36 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") 972 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA:
15 January 2014, £75 for opinion survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 25 January 2014)
6 June 2014, £75 for opinion survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 2 July 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Ergotep
Address of donor: 539, 44 Proseč u Skutče, 119 Czech Republic
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)
Address of donor: Shaikh Daij Avenue, Manama, Bahrain
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights £4,630, accommodation £797, total £5,427
Destination of visit: Bahrain
Date of visit: 12-16 April 2014
Purpose of visit: to discuss governance, security and human rights issues and promote UK-Bahraini relations.
(Registered 27 May 2014)
Name of donor: University of Salford
Address of donor: Faraday House, Salford M5 4WT
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flight costing £335.49 and hotel costing £330; £665.49 in total
Destination of visit: Isle of Man
Date of visit: 10-11 April 2014
Purpose of visit: In support of promotion of work of University of Salford
(Registered 9 June 2014)
11. Miscellaneous
Member (unremunerated) of Advisory Board, Big Society Capital Bank, from 1 November 2013. (Registered 5 December 2013)

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