How Margaret Hodge voted since 2001
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Voted moderately for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices 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 greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
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Margaret Hodge hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
This is the second occasion when we have had time set aside in the House to debate the public appointment of the chair of the National Audit Office. I warmly welcome and support the process whereby both the Executive and the legislature are involved in the appointment to this important post, and the fact that the Prime Minister is present to propose to the House the appointment of Lord...
I have deliberately kept my counsel over the past few weeks as a member of the panel, because I thought that was the proper and right thing to do. Although I support the motion and pre-appointment hearings, the way we have got to tonight’s debate shows the House and all of its Members in a very poor light. The often ill-informed and critical comments made by some Members who simply do...
As a member of a committee that promoted an international candidate, of course I agree with that. We were very mindful of the importance of the procedural duties associated with the job. There are, however, well over 100 people working in the House who are knowledgeable about and familiar with procedure. We were also mindful that the post holder is responsible for spending more than £200...
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Labour MP for Barking
Entered House of Commons on 19 June 1994 — unknown
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Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Culture Media and Sport
- Communities and Local Government
- Home Department
- Accident and Emergency Departments
- Departmental Public Appointments
- Families: Disadvantaged
- Entry Clearances: Overseas Students
- Schools: Sports
Currently held offices
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons)
- Member, Public Accounts Commission
- Member, Public Accounts Committee
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Culture and Tourism) (12 May 2010 to 10 Jun 2010)
- Minister of State (Culture and Tourism), Department for Culture, Media and Sport (25 Mar 2010 to 11 May 2010)
- Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (23 Mar 2010 to 25 Mar 2010)
- Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media & Sport (24 Sep 2009 to 23 Mar 2010)
- Minister of State (Culture, Creative Industries and Tourism), Department for Culture, Media & Sport (14 Aug 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
- Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media & Sport (28 Jun 2007 to 14 Aug 2007)
- Minister of State (Industry and the Regions), Department of Trade and Industry (6 Jun 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry (8 May 2006 to 6 Jun 2006)
- Minister of State (Work), Department for Work and Pensions (11 May 2005 to 8 May 2006)
- Minister of State (Children), Department for Education and Skills (11 Jun 2001 to 11 May 2005)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Education and Employment (28 Jul 1998 to 11 Jun 2001)
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- Has spoken in 8 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 13 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 58.85% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 25 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 577 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 10 Nov 2014.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payment of £500 received for speech on 13 February 2014 for Dods Ltd, 21 Dartmouth Street, London SW1H 9BP. Payment donated to charity. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 21 March 2014)
11 April 2014, received £200 from the University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, NR4 7TJ, for giving the John Garret Memorial Lecture on 28 February 2014. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 28 April 2014)
20 October 2014, received £1,800 from 330 Consulting, 4 Millbrae, Gargunnick FK8 3BB for a speech made on 29 September 2014. Hours: 3 hrs preparation and delivery. Fee donated to local charities. (Registered 20 October 2014)
9. Registrable shareholdings
(b) Stemcor Holdings Ltd.; international steel trading.
Unremunerated member of the Advisory Board of GovernUp, a project to improve the effectiveness of government (Registered 3 April 2014)
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