How Joan Ruddock voted since 2001
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Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
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Joan Ruddock hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the one scenario in which there could be an instant attack, without the build-up and norms of international discussions or whatever, would be a terrorist nuclear attack, not state sponsored but by something like ISIS? In those circumstances, does he agree that our nuclear weapons system is completely useless and does not deter?
May I apologise at the outset, Madam Deputy Speaker, for the fact that I have a long-standing constituency engagement and I will not be here for the wind-ups? However, I am confident that both Front Benchers will say only good things about me. There is a well-known saying in the peace movement that a unilateralist is a multilateralist who means it, and I am one of those. Whatever I have to...
The hon. Gentleman is citing countries that are of course the minority—the nuclear-armed states. They all have the same attitude as him: they all have cold war thinking. Many of them have reduced their nuclear arsenals, but they remain more dangerous today.
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Labour MP for Lewisham, Deptford
Entered House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
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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
- Shadow Minister (Energy and Climate Change) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
- 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)
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- Has spoken in 5 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 10 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 72.38% 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") 716 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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