Joan Ruddock

MP, Lewisham, Deptford

Lewisham, Deptford Labour

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How Joan Ruddock voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Source
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Joan Ruddock hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 11 Dec 2014

    Earlier this week, the Austrian Government put on a conference on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, and some Members of this House attended it. More importantly, 158 states were present, including the United Kingdom. Given that we are a major nuclear weapons state, will the Leader of the House consider having a debate on the outcomes of the conference and the humanitarian...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Entry Clearances: West Africa 5 Nov 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what visa arrangements are being made for citizens of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea whose visas are expiring or expired and whose return flights have been cancelled by the relevant airlines.
  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Female Genital Mutilation: Greater London 27 Oct 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients treated at hospitals in South East London were known or suspected to have been subject to female genital mutilation in the last five years for which figures are available.

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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
  • Health
  • International Development
  • Home Department
  • Afghanistan
  • Iraq
  • GM Crops
  • Departments: Equal Opportunities
  • Recycling

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 6 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 4 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 72.21% 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?)

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Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.


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