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 an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against more EU integration Source
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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. [Official Report, 1 September 2014, Vol. 585, c. 7-10MC.]
  • 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

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

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  • Has spoken in 22 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 33 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 70.99% 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.
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  • 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: 13 Oct 2014.

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)
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)
11. Miscellaneous
Solicitor (non-practising).

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