Chris Ruane

Former MP, Vale of Clwyd

Vale of Clwyd Labour

A selection of Chris Ruane's votes

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  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Details
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Details
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Details
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Details
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details

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Chris Ruane hardly ever rebelled against their party in their last parliament


Former Labour MP for Vale of Clwyd

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Home Department
  • Cabinet Office
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Electoral Register
  • Written Questions
  • Departmental Responsibilities
  • Third Sector
  • Human Trafficking

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (20 Jan 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (4 Feb 2013 to 4 Nov 2013)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (7 Oct 2011 to 11 Jan 2013)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (7 Dec 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (7 Dec 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Caroline Flint, Minister of State), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (16 Oct 2008 to 30 Dec 2008)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Caroline Flint, Minister of State), Department for Communities and Local Government (7 Feb 2008 to 16 Oct 2008)
  • PPS (Caroline Flint, Minister of State), Department for Communities and Local Government (29 Jan 2008 to 7 Feb 2008)
  • Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (14 Nov 2007 to 18 Nov 2007)
  • PPS (Caroline Flint, Minister of State), Department for Work and Pensions (25 Oct 2007 to 29 Jan 2008)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Peter Hain, Secretary of State), Wales Office (10 Nov 2005 to 15 Mar 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Peter Hain, Lord Privy Seal), Leader of the House of Commons (13 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (18 Jan 1999 to 16 Dec 2002)

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  • Has spoken in 36 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 546 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 70.70% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 7 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 15–16 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 72 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 288 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for opinion surveys:
September 2014, payment of £75 for survey completed in July 2014.  Hours: 15 mins.  Payment donated to local organisation. (Registered 14 October 2014)
Payment from Ipsos MORI UK Ltd, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY:
September 2014, payment of £200 for research interview in July 2014.  Hours: 1 hr.  Payment donated to charity. (Registered 16 October 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Google Dublin
Address of donor: Google Foundry, Gordon House, 4 Barrow Street, Grand Canal, Dublin 4
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): air fare, taxis and hotel to a total of approx. £750
Destination of visit: Dublin
Date of visit: 15-18 September 2014
Purpose of visit: to speak at the Wisdom 2.0 Conference.
(Registered 18 November 2014)
Name of donor: Kalapa Academy
Address of donor: Ferdinand-Schmitz-Strasse 28, 51429 Bergisch Gladbach
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): air fare, train fares, taxis and hotels to a total of approx. £1,000
Destination of visit: Cologne & Berlin
Date of visit: 30 October - 3 November 2014
Purpose of visit: to speak at a mindfulness conference in Cologne and meet German MPs in the Bundestag to discuss mindfulness for MPs.
(Registered 18 November 2014)
8. Land and Property
Flat in Portugal.
Until 31 July 2014, flat in London, from which rental income was received. (Updated 15 September 2014)

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