David Ruffley

Former MP, Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds Conservative

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  • Voted moderately for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
  • Voted moderately against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Details
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Details
  • Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local government Details
  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords Details

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David Ruffley occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals 24 Mar 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeals by claimants against decisions on non-entitlement to employment and support allowance in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e) Hertfordshire, (f) Norfolk and (g) England there were in each year since 2010; what the average length of time taken to determine such appeals was in each such year; and what the...
  • Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law 20 Mar 2015

    A Conservative Chancellor is at the height of his powers. We see falling inflation, falling unemployment, rising living standards and healthy growth, built on the basis of deficit reduction and falling borrowing. That was, of course, the legacy of my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Rushcliffe (Mr Clarke) in the 1990s. I was his special adviser then, and he is the man who is...
  • Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law 20 Mar 2015

    I will give one example: middle-class welfare-ism, as it is often described. We all supported the introduction of working tax credit, a repackaging of income support and family credit, as an in-work benefit for those on low pay—it was, and is, a good thing—but it extended much too far up the income scale, and a great deal of money was spent. Most economic analysts would not deny...

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Former Conservative MP for Bury St Edmunds

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — 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)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (29 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 13 Feb 2006)
  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 2004 to 10 May 2005)
  • Member, Treasury Sub-committee (30 Nov 1998 to 22 Mar 2004)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (30 Nov 1998 to 22 Mar 2004)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (16 Jul 1997 to 2 Jul 1999)

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  • Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 103 written questions in the last year — well above 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 69.09% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below 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.
  • 61 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 293 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fees from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8RT:
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)
Received £80 for survey, May 2014. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 9 June 2014)
Fees from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London, SE1 1FY for interview surveys:
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 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)
11. Miscellaneous
Solicitor (non-practising).

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