John Denham

MP, Southampton, Itchen

Southampton, Itchen Labour

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How John Denham voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for university tuition fees Source
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
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John Denham hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Bill Presented: Devolution (Scotland Referendum) 14 Oct 2014

    It is at times like this that we are reminded of Disraeli’s observation that the English are governed by Parliament, not by logic. There is a lot to be sorted out in this regard. I start from the simple point that England must get what England wants. The change that is now taking place must lead to change in England. The question is what that change is and then how it will be decided by...
  • Bill Presented: Devolution (Scotland Referendum) 14 Oct 2014

    The right hon. Gentleman proposed an English Parliament, but he will have noticed that the Prime Minister has excluded that option from the debate. Would he not rather have the process of a constitutional convention through which he could pursue his argument for an English Parliament, if that is what he thinks is right, and the rest of us could pursue what we think is right? Back in 2007, I...
  • Bill Presented: Devolution (Scotland Referendum) 14 Oct 2014

    I am grateful to the Leader of the House. A few moments ago he said that the way in which English votes on English laws is delivered would be the subject of a great deal of debate. Why is he not proposing to involve the people of England in a discussion about how England should be governed? Why is he saying that he has all the wisdom to force this through in a Cabinet discussion without any...

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Labour MP for Southampton, Itchen

Entered House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Transport
  • Health
  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 19 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 53 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 63.64% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1068 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 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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