How David Ruffley voted since 2001
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Voted strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
Voted moderately against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
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David Ruffley occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Iranian counterpart on that country's material and financial support for terror organisations.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convictions there were for offences under wildlife protection legislation in (a) Bury St Edmunds constituency, (b) Suffolk and (c) England and Wales in each of the last three years.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding his Department has allocated to each local authority in England and Wales for road improvement in each year since 2010.
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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
- Incapacity Benefit
- Benefit Fraud
- Police: Manpower
Currently held offices
- Member, Treasury Committee
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
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 59 written questions in the last year — 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 70.65% 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 291 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 10 Nov 2014.
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