David Ruffley

MP, Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds Conservative

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How David Ruffley voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails

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David Ruffley occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Department: DNA: Databases 15 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests for information held on the National DNA Database were received by her Department from other countries in each of the last five years.
  • Written Answers — Defence: Army Expenditure 14 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent representations he has received regarding reductions in expenditure on the Army.
  • Written Answers — Work and Pensions: National Insurance 25 Jun 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the number of (a) new national insurance numbers registered and (b) new workers in (i) Bury St Edmunds constituency, (ii) Suffolk and (iii) England and Wales in the latest period for which figures are available.

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Conservative MP for Bury St Edmunds

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Work and Pensions
  • Health
  • Justice
  • Transport
  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Benefits
  • Police
  • Benefit Fraud
  • Police: Manpower

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee) (18 Jul 2011 to 13 Dec 2011)
  • - Shadow Minister, Home Affairs (27 Jul 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Home Affairs (6 Jul 2007 to 27 Jul 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 14 Feb 2006)
  • Whip, Whips (17 Mar 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Assistant Chief Whip, Whips (10 May 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 26 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 33 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 71.45% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 15 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 90 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on David Ruffley’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 290 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fees from Telegraph Media Group Limited, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0DT:
Received £270 for op-ed article, 22 February 2012. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 6 September 2013)
Received £360 for op-ed article, 8 September 2011. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 6 September 2013)
Fees from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8RT:
Received £80 for survey, January 2011. Hours: 25 mins (Registered 9 September 2013)
Received £80 for survey, February 2011. Hours: 35 mins. (Registered 6 September 2013)
Received £60 for survey, May 2013. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 28 May 2014)
Received £80 for survey, October 2013. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 28 May 2014)
Received £80 for survey, November 2013. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 28 May 2014)
Fees from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London, SE1 1FY for interview surveys:
Received £150, December 2009. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 9 September 2013)
Received £140,December 2010. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 9 September 2013)
Received £150, January 2012. Hours: 35 mins. (Registered 6 September 2013)
Received £150, October 2012. Hours: 35 mins. (Registered 6 September 2013)
Received £200, January 2014. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 28 May 2014)
Fees from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA for completing surveys:
Received £75 for October 2010 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 6 September 2013)
Received £75 for January 2011 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 9 September 2013)
Received £140 for January 2011 interview survey. Hours: 35 mins. (Registered 6 September 2013)
Received £75 for February 2011 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 6 September 2013)
Received £75 for March 2011 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 9 September 2013)
Received £50 for April 2011 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 9 September 2013)
Received £100 for May 2011 for interview survey. Hours: 35 mins. (Registered 6 September 2013)
Received £75 for May 2011 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 6 September 2013)
Received £75 for July 2011 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 6 September 2013)
Received £75 for October 2011 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 6 September 2013)
Received £75 for November 2011 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 6 September 2013)
Received £75 for January 2012 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 6 September 2013)
Received £75 for April 2012 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 6 September 2013)
Received £75 for May 2012 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 6 September 2013)
Received £75 for October 2012. Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 6 September 2013)
Received £75 for November 2012 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 6 September 2013)
Received £75 for January 2013 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 6 September 2013)
Received £75 for February 2013 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 6 September 2013)
Received £75 for April 2013 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 6 September 2013)
Received £75 for interview survey, June 2013. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 6 September 2013)
Received £75 for October 2013 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 28 May 2014)
Received £75 for November 2013 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 28 May 2014)
Received £500 from Incisive Financial Publishing Ltd, Haymarket House, 28-29 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4RX, for a speech at a conference in Cambridge on 19 September 2013. Hours: 2.5 hrs. (Registered 9 October 2013)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Embassy of the State of Qatar,
Address of donor: 1 South Audley Street, London W1K 1NB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): air travel, accommodation and meals with a total value of £5,615.65
Destination of visit: Doha, Qatar
Date of visit: 19-22 May 2013
Purpose of visit: to attend and speak at the 13th Doha Forum, organized by the Qatar Embassy (Registered 13 June 2013)
11. Miscellaneous
Solicitor (non-practising).

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