Hazel Blears

Salford and Eccles Labour

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How Hazel Blears voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails

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Hazel Blears hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Rail Services (Eccles) 26 Mar 2014

    I can help the Minister with that query. Apparently, Robert Stephenson had the same problems. He brought a Bill forward in the House of Commons; it was rejected; there was a revised Bill for a new alignment; and the revised alignment had a problem crossing Chat Moss, which was apparently a bottomless peat bog. I have no doubt that Stephenson faced exactly the same difficulties that the...
  • Rail Services (Eccles) 26 Mar 2014

    I am listening carefully to the Minister, and I am afraid he is not giving me a great deal of hope—my heart is not fluttering and I do not feel that, after 10 years, we might be making some progress. These are exactly the same arguments that I have been pursuing for the past few years with Arriva and Northern, and they would not change the situation because of financial reasons. Then...
  • Rail Services (Eccles) 26 Mar 2014

    I trust that the Minister will conduct the rest of this debate in the consensual way that has prevailed so far, otherwise I might be tempted to offer a different tone. Transport for Greater Manchester said: “In the immediate short term, the major concern within TfGM is that the Department for Transport…has not confirmed when and how many electric units will come north to operate...

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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

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 25 debates in the last year — 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 55.57% 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") 957 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 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
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)
11. Miscellaneous
Member (unremunerated) of Advisory Board, Big Society Capital Bank, from 1 November 2013. (Registered 5 December 2013)

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