David Ruffley

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 constituencyDetails
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted moderately against university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails

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David Ruffley occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Treasury: Personal Income 10 Apr 2014

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the number of individual taxpayers in each 1,000 band of gross income between 40,000 and 70,000.
  • Amendment of the Law 25 Mar 2014

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer is to be congratulated on an intellectually bold and intellectually coherent Budget that will do much to bolster the growing confidence in the British economy. We are already seeing a recovery that is not, contrary to ill-informed observers, a credit-fuelled recovery. The growth we are seeing is to do with higher employment levels. The amount of unsecured...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Income Tax 24 Mar 2014

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effects on revenues of (a) changes in the top rate of tax and (b) a reduction in the top rate from 45p to (i) 44p, (ii) 43p, (iii) 42p, (iv) 41p and (v) 40p.

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Conservative MP for Bury St Edmunds

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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 29 debates in the last year — 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 low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 71.39% 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.
  • 89 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on David Ruffley’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 287 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 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)
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)
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 £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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