Joan Ruddock

Lewisham, Deptford Labour

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How Joan Ruddock voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details

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Joan Ruddock never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Child Care (London) — [Jim Dobbin in the Chair] 19 Mar 2014

    We might all support the hon. Gentleman and think this is a great way forward, but somebody has to provide the finance. It is impossible to build a new school and employ new teachers, in whatever way that is done, if the finance is not available from his Government.
  • Child Care (London) — [Jim Dobbin in the Chair] 19 Mar 2014

    The hon. Gentleman is generous in giving way again—
  • Child Care (London) — [Jim Dobbin in the Chair] 19 Mar 2014

    I have a brief question. Does he not appreciate what a difference it would make if that money was allocated to those who earn much less? Helping families with an income of 300,000 a year is one thing, but the benefit for families on average incomes is so much more significant. The measure would make a much greater difference to those who are less able to provide for themselves.

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Labour MP for Lewisham, Deptford


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Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • International Development
  • Home Department
  • Afghanistan
  • Iraq
  • GM Crops
  • Departments: Equal Opportunities
  • Recycling

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (13 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Minister of State, Department for Energy and Climate Change (10 Jun 2009 to 13 Oct 2009)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Energy and Climate Change (6 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (28 Jun 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Member, International Development Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 7 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Women), Department of Social Security (11 Jun 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 23 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 9 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 73.44% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 8 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 711 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.


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