John Denham

MP, Southampton, Itchen

Southampton, Itchen Labour

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How John Denham voted since 2001
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  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
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John Denham hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Devolution (Implications for England) 16 Dec 2014

    The tragedy is that we are so close to a lasting settlement for England and the Union. We could agree on devolution in England, we could agree on an elected second Chamber, and we could also clearly agree on changes here. Does the Leader of the House not understand that his partisan and highly political desire to rush to an early vote in the Westminster club on just one element puts at risk...
  • Business of the House 27 Nov 2014

    Can I take it from the Leader of the House’s words that whatever the statutory instrument is on, it will not be on English votes for English laws? When he brings forward the White Paper, will it include proposals to take the options he identifies out to the country at large for discussion, debate and amendment, before anything is brought back to this House?
  • Women and Equalities: Smith Commission 27 Nov 2014

    Scotland will get what Scotland wants, but when will England get what it wants? Does the Secretary of State agree that we need much more radical change in Westminster than has currently been contemplated, more radical devolution within England than has currently been delivered or offered, and a much more open, inclusive and democratic process than that being led by the Leader of the House?

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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
  • Pakistan
  • Students: Finance

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 17 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 37 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 62.22% 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.
  • 107 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on John Denham’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1069 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Dec 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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