John Denham

Former MP, Southampton, Itchen

Southampton, Itchen Labour

A selection of John Denham's votes

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  • Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes

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Former Labour MP for Southampton, Itchen

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Transport
  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Apprentices
  • Departmental Procurement
  • Pakistan
  • Departmental Billing
  • Higher Education: Admissions

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)
  • The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (6 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (28 Jun 2007 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (11 Jul 2005 to 25 Jul 2007)
  • Chair, Home Affairs Committee (15 Jul 2003 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2003 to 15 Jul 2003)
  • Minister (Home Office) (Police and Crime Reduction) (11 Jun 2001 to 18 Mar 2003)
  • Minister of State (Department of Health) (30 Dec 1998 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State (Department of Social Security) (1 Jun 1998 to 30 Dec 1998)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Social Security) (1 May 1997 to 1 Jun 1998)
  • Member, Environment Committee (13 Dec 1993 to 27 Nov 1995)

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  • Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 59 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 62.23% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 22 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.
  • 78 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1076 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

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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