Never rebels against their party in this parliament
How Joan Ruddock voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted very strongly against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted very strongly for the hunting banDetails
- Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted very strongly for restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted strongly for a smoking banDetails
- Voted strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted moderately for introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of when the Thames Barrier will need to be (a) upgraded, (b) supplemented and (c) replaced.
I am extremely grateful to the Minister for his remarks so far. I was told, however, that the report and relevant information and advice would not be finalised until the end of this year. That was, of course, a great concern because we are in a period in which the outline planning application could be determined as quickly as next month.
There is an issue about whether the basin might be renovated, or whether a new basin might be built within it. There is confusion over whether English Heritage thinks one thing or the other, but we understand that it would be able to approve some treatment of the basin that would not be harmful in any way and would meet our purposes. I wonder whether I might invite the Minister to examine...
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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
- International Development
- Home Department
- GM Crops
- Departments: Equal Opportunities
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
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- Has spoken in 22 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 14 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 72.98% 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") 707 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)