Margaret Hodge

Barking Labour

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How Margaret Hodge voted since 2001
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  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails

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Margaret Hodge never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Bill Presented: Civil Service Reform 3 Apr 2014

    I congratulate the hon. Member for Harwich and North Essex (Mr Jenkin) on securing this hugely important debate, even if it is taking place in the twilight hour of a Thursday afternoon. I also congratulate the Minister for the Cabinet Office on undertaking important reforms, and we should wish him well across the House. I welcome the work that has been done by bodies such as the Institute...
  • Bill Presented: Civil Service Reform 3 Apr 2014

    I know where my hon. Friend is coming from, but we need the capability in government effectively to manage contracts whenever and by whomever they are delivered. There is a legacy in the civil service of focusing on policy, which is valued, but not implementation, which is vital, so we must challenge that culture.
  • Bill Presented: Civil Service Reform 3 Apr 2014

    I entirely agree, and that takes me very neatly to my next point. Promotion in the civil service is all too often about moving to a job in another area, rather than focusing on one job and seeing it through to the end. I think that the hon. Lady would agree that the worst example the Committee has seen was the attempt to implement the new FiReControl policy, for which we saw 10 senior...

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Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Health
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Education
  • Accident and Emergency Departments
  • Departmental Public Appointments
  • Families: Disadvantaged
  • Schools: Sports
  • Affordable Housing: Barking

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 5 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 12 written questions in the last year — below 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 58.40% 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") 574 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 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)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor:
2)VSO Nepal
Address of donor:
1)Carlton House, 27a Carlton Drive, London SW15 2BS
2)Doka Dol, Sanepa, Lalitpur, PO Box 207, Kathmandu, Nepal
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value):
1)Training and preparations costs; £287.50
2)Flights, accommodation, volunteer allowance, local transport and other costs; total £1,385.67
Destination of visit: Nepal
Date of visit: 27 March-9 April 2013
Purpose of visit: as VSO volunteer helping with their female empowerment project.
(Registered 29 April 2013)
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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