Margaret Hodge

MP, Barking

Barking Labour

A selection of Margaret Hodge's votes

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  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Details
  • Voted moderately for university tuition fees Details
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
  • Voted strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Details
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Details

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Margaret Hodge

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Autumn Statement 3 Dec 2014

    I sincerely welcome the Chancellor’s announcement of the new measures to crack down on tax avoidance, particularly by challenging the mismatch between the form of a company’s structure and the substance of its activities, which is a key recommendation from the Public Accounts Committee. This week, Starbucks announced that it will pay no corporation tax in the UK for the next three...
  • NHS (Ttip): Universal Credit 25 Nov 2014

    Having listened very carefully to the Secretary of State’s statement, I wonder whether he is playing a rather worrying political trick by making a statement on the day before the NAO brings out its publication on progress on universal credit. He well knows that there are huge risks with the value for money of the project and substantial potential for waste of taxpayers’ money. For...
  • Railways (Public Sector Operators): National Audit Office 29 Oct 2014

    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...

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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

  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very low number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • 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 — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
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)
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)
4. Sponsorships
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Name of donor: Bryan Sanderson
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £8,000
(b) Date of receipt: 3 December 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 3 December 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 17 December 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)
Unremunerated Chairman of the Southwark Early Action Commission. (Registered 17 December 2014)

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