John Denham

Southampton, Itchen Labour

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How John Denham voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails

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John Denham hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Minimum Wage 31 Mar 2014

    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the annual survey of hours and earnings published on 12 December 2013, if he will estimate the number and proportion of (a) men and (b) women in (i) full-time and (ii) part-time work in each (A) local authority area and (B) parliamentary constituency earning the national minimum wage in April 2013 defined as (1) adults aged 21 years...
  • Amendment of the Law 24 Mar 2014

    The right hon. Member for Mid Sussex (Nicholas Soames) spoke of the importance of high skills, so let me consider the Government’s record on higher education. The Government’s approach to funding higher education is scandalously irresponsible. It is bad value for taxpayers, and wilfully makes graduates pay far too much for their degrees. By relying on unsustainable financial...
  • Amendment of the Law 24 Mar 2014

    If I may, I will come to the student loan book in a moment, because that is a serious point. One final point from the model that I have outlined is that the average amount paid back by each graduate would fall by 5,000 in total. On this model, usable university income would rise by at least 650 million a year. The current approach is astonishingly wasteful in terms of public money...

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Labour MP for Southampton, Itchen


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Topics of interest

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Health
  • Transport
  • Work and Pensions
  • Departmental Procurement
  • Apprentices
  • Departmental Billing
  • Students: Finance
  • Gender Pay Gap

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Secretary of State, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (28 Jun 2007 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 3 Jun 2008)
  • Chairman, Home Affairs Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 20 Jul 2007)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Chairman, Home Affairs Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Minister of State (Police, Courts and Drugs), Home Office (11 Jun 2001 to 18 Mar 2003)
  • Minister of State, Department of Health (24 Dec 1998 to 11 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State, Department of Social Security (28 Jul 1998 to 24 Dec 1998)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Social Security (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 81 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 63.77% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 21 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 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") 1058 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

8. Land and Property
A part share in a house in London from which rental income is derived.
(Registered 22 October 2012)

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