How Chris Ruane voted since 2001
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Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
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Chris Ruane hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
What estimate he has made of the number of people in Wales working on zero-hours contracts.
I thank the Minister for that response, but does he not recognise the negative impact that zero-hours contracts have on family life, the well-being and mental and physical health of individual workers, and morale at work? Under this Government the number of zero-hours contracts has shot through the roof; what can the Minister do to reduce it?
One of the key lessons from Northern Ireland is the importance of door-to-door canvassers, especially for non-respondents. Some electoral registration officers have broken the law by not knocking on those doors for five years on the trot. What advice has the Minister got for those EROs who break the law?
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Labour MP for Vale of Clwyd
Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Home Department
- Cabinet Office
- Deputy Prime Minister
- Electoral Register
- Written Questions
- Departmental Responsibilities
- Third Sector
- Human Trafficking
Currently held offices
- Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee
Other offices held in the past
- 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) (8 Dec 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (8 Dec 2009 to 11 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 (15 Nov 2007 to 22 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 (1 Feb 2007 to 15 Mar 2007)
- PPS (Rt Hon Peter Hain, Secretary of State), Office of the Secretary of State for Wales (before 10 Nov 2005 to 1 Feb 2007)
- PPS (Rt Hon Peter Hain, Lord Privy Seal), Leader of the House of Commons (16 Dec 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- PPS (Rt Hon Peter Hain, Lord Privy Seal), House of Commons (to 16 Dec 2004)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 41 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 1074 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 WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 71.53% 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.
- 89 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Chris Ruane’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 252 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
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October-November 2012, payment of £75, Hours: 15 mins. Payment donated to local organisation. (Registered 2 December 2013)
November-December 2012, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. Payment donated to local organisation. (Registered 2 December 2013)
January 2013, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. Payment donated to local organisation. (Registered 2 December 2013)
February-March 2013, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. Payment donated to local organisation. (Registered 2 December 2013)
April 2013, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. Payment donated to local organisation. (Registered 2 December 2013)
June 2013, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. Payment donated to local organisation. (Registered 2 December 2013)
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September 2013, payment of £200 for research interview. Hours: 1 hr. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 2 December 2013)
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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