Roger Godsiff

MP, Birmingham, Hall Green

Birmingham, Hall Green Labour

Roger Godsiff’s voting in Parliament

Roger Godsiff is a Labour MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Roger Godsiff sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Roger Godsiff generally voted against requiring the mass retention of information about communications, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Roger Godsiff almost always voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Roger Godsiff generally voted against smoking bans, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Roger Godsiff generally voted against use of UK military forces in combat operations overseas, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Roger Godsiff sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Labour MP for Birmingham, Hall Green

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

Also represented Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath; Birmingham Small Heath


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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Department of Health
  • Home Department
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Medical Records: Databases
  • Procurement
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Departmental Rail Travel
  • Social Security Benefits

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  • Has spoken in 5 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 312 written questions in the last year — well 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 56.82% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 184 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Roger Godsiff’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 86 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 2015.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: JTI
Address of donor: Members Hill, Brooklands Road, Weybridge KT13 3QU

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets for me and my wife to the Chelsea Flower Show, including hospitality; total value£1,404.

Date of receipt of donation: 20 May 2014

Date of acceptance of donation: 20 May 2014

Donor status: company, registered 01501573

(Registered 06 November 2014)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Government of Thailand
Address of donor: Royal Thai Embassy, 29-30 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5JB

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): in country costs, hotel, transport and certain meals; total value £1,000. The costs of flights were met by a non-registrable source.

Destination of visit: Bangkok, Thailand

Date of visit: 10-15 November 2014

Purpose of visit: discussions with the Thai government and opposition parties (Updated 2 December 2014) relating to the development of their new constitution and promotion of trade and cultural exchange.

(Registered 24 November 2104)
Name of donor: Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia
Address of donor: Casa de les Punxes, Av. Diagonal 418 1r 2a, 08037 Barcelona

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and food, total value £801.60

Destination of visit: Catalonia

Date of visit: 3-5 September 2014

Purpose of visit: cross-party fact finding visit.

(Registered 12 December 2014)
Name of donor: All-Party Parliamentary China Group (with sponsorship from John Swire & Sons, HSBC, City of London, Cambridge Assessment, and Arup)
Address of donor: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights £1,872.02, accommodation £404.78, domestic transport £179.13, food and drink £205.06, meeting and hospitality expenses (inc. interpretation, venue hire), £322.27, other (inc. transaction and cash withdrawal fees) £15.39; total £2,998.65

Destination of visit: China (Beijing, Shenyang and Dalian)

Date of visit: 19-25 September 2015

Purpose of visit: to maintain and strengthen relations between the UK Parliament and the National People’s Congress of China; to learn about and support British businesses operating in China; and to deepen the knowledge and understanding of parliamentarians of China.

(Registered 30 September 2015)

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