Margaret Hodge

MP, Barking

Barking Labour

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How Margaret Hodge voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details

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Margaret Hodge never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Department: Entry Clearances: Overseas Students 14 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of student visa applicants who illegally gained entry to the UK as a result of fraudulent language testing in the last 10 years; and how many of these applicants have now been removed from the UK.
  • Written Answers — Home Department: Entry Clearances: Overseas Students 14 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the costs of identifying and removing student visa applicants who entered the country illegally as a result of fraudulent language testing.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Universal Credit 9 Jul 2014

    As Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, I support the intent of the policy, but I have repeatedly sought assurances on the status of universal credit. On Monday, I asked Sir Jeremy Heywood, Sir Nick Macpherson and Sir Bob Kerslake four times whether the business case had been signed off by the Treasury. There were a number of unscripted pauses, but Sir Jeremy told us: “I cannot speak...

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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
  • Health
  • 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

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 6 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 14 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 59.01% 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") 576 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Received a case of wine valued at £196.50 in return for a speech to the London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 3 June 2013)
Payment of £285 received for article in the Guardian on 12 June 2013. Address: Guardian News & Media Ltd, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1P 2AP. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 12 June 2013)
Payment of £500 for speech on 7 May 2013 for Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP,
35 Vine St  London, Greater London EC3N 2PX. Payment donated to charity. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 17 June 2013)
Payment of £500 received for speech on 13 February 2014 for Dods Ltd, 21 Dartmouth Street, London SW1H 9BP. Payment donated to charity. Hours: 3hrs. (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)
9. Registrable shareholdings
(b) Stemcor Holdings Ltd.; international steel trading.
11. Miscellaneous
Unremunerated member of the Advisory Board of GovernUp, a project to improve the effectiveness of government (Registered 3 April 2014)

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