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 strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted moderately for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
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Hazel Blears hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • House of Commons Governance 22 Jan 2015

    I add my thanks to my right hon. Friend and all the members of the Committee who have worked so hard on this report and its recommendations. My right hon. Friend may not be aware that in a particular initiative, led by Mr Speaker, it has now been agreed that we will include requirements to have social value and social impact in the procurement for both the House of Commons and the House of...
  • House of Commons Governance 22 Jan 2015

    My right hon. Friend is generous in giving way again. He raised the issue of culture. That is fundamental and it is why many of us supported the idea of a chief executive. I understand that the proposals now have unanimous support. On culture, there are two things in particular that have changed in this House over recent years, led by Mr Speaker. One is to make this House a living wage...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: A and E (Major Incidents) 7 Jan 2015

    On Monday evening, the trust of Salford Royal hospital, which, as the Secretary of State knows, is an excellent hospital, declared a major incident. I am pleased to say that the pressure has been dealt with and it has now been lifted, but it is clear to me that many of the thousands of elderly and frail people in hospital have dementia, which means that they stay longer and are readmitted...

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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)

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  • Has spoken in 23 debates in the last year — below 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 54.31% 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") 985 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.

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)
1 October 2014, £75 for opinion survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 15 October 2014)
18 November 2014, £75 for opinion survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 4 December 2014)
6. Overseas visits
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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