Margaret Hodge

MP, Barking

Barking Labour

Margaret Hodge’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Margaret Hodge sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Margaret Hodge generally voted for a transparent Parliament, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Margaret Hodge generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Margaret Hodge’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Margaret Hodge’s full vote analysis page for more.

Margaret Hodge occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Labour MP for Barking

Entered the House of Commons on 19 June 1994 — unknown


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Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Department of Health
  • HM Treasury
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Child Tax Credit: Barking and Dagenham
  • Social Rented Housing: Barking and Dagenham
  • Accident and Emergency Departments
  • Departmental Public Appointments
  • Montserrat: Companies

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (19 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Public Accounts Committee (10 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Culture and Tourism) (12 May 2010 to 10 Jun 2010)
  • Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Culture and Tourism) (22 Sep 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Culture, Creative Industries and Tourism) (29 Jun 2007 to 5 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State (Industry and the Regions) (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Work) (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
  • Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Children) (13 Jun 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education) (11 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Employment) (Employment and Equal Opportunities) (28 Jul 1998 to 10 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Employment Sub-committee (23 Jul 1997 to 9 Nov 1998)
  • Chair, Education Sub-committee (23 Jul 1997 to 9 Nov 1998)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (14 Jul 1997 to 16 Nov 1998)
  • Member, Deregulation Committee (26 Feb 1996 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Education Sub-committee (15 Nov 1995 to 23 Jul 1997)
  • Member, Education & Employment Committee (15 Nov 1995 to 9 Nov 1998)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 3 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 59 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very low number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 47.73% 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.
  • 168 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Margaret Hodge’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 579 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
11 November 2014, received £150 plus travel expenses from Cheltenham Festival, 109-111 Bath Road, Cheltenham GL 53 7LS, for taking part in a book discussion on 12 October 2014. Hours: 2 hrs participation and 3 hrs preparation; 5 hrs in total. Cheltenham Festival also paid for my accommodation. (Registered 11 November 2014)
17 November 2014, received £300 from International Centre for Parliamentary Studies, 253 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8QT, for a speech on 20 October 2014. Hours: 3 hrs in total. (Registered 20 November 2014)
£1,000 received from the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland, CA House, 21 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh EH12 5BH, for a speech on 10 February 2015. Hours: 4 hrs including preparation. (Registered 30 March 2015)
28 May 2015, received £1,500 from General Practitioners Defence Fund Limited, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1W 9JP for a speech at British Medical Association annual local medical committee dinner on 21 May 2015. Hours: 5 hrs (Registered 04 June 2015)
On 15 June 2015 I received £500 for taking part in a panel discussion for Intelligence Squared (UK) Ltd, Newcombe House, 45 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3LQ. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 01 July 2015)
5 August 2015, received £1,000 from the Holt Festival, 15 Market Place, Holt NR25 6BE, for my participation on 23 July 2015. Hours: 5 hrs.
(Registered 09 September 2015)
7 September 2015, received £200 from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for an interview on 7 July 2015. Hours: 1 hr. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 17 September 2015)
27 October 2015, received £300 from Professional Fee Protection Ltd of 5 Sylvan Way, Basildon, SS15 6TW, for a speech to the UK Tax Investigations Conference. Hours: 1 hr plus 3 hrs preparation; 4 hrs in total. (Registered 04 November 2015)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Chinook Urban Mining
Address of donor: 21 Arlington St, London SW1A 1RN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: company, registration no 07345733

(Registered 15 June 2015)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Bryan Sanderson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £8,000

Date of receipt: 3 December 2014

Date of acceptance: 3 December 2014

Donor status: individual

(Registered 17 December 2014)
7. (ii) Other shareholdings, valued at more than £70,000
Stemcor Holdings Ltd.; international steel trading.
8. Miscellaneous
Unremunerated member of the Advisory Board of GovernUp, a project to improve the effectiveness of government (Registered 03 April 2014)
Unremunerated Chairman of the Southwark Early Action Commission. (Registered 17 December 2014)

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