How David Ruffley voted since 2001
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Voted very strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted moderately for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency 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 encouraging occupational pensions Source
Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local government Source
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David Ruffley occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
I commend the Chancellor’s aim of running an overall budget surplus in 2019-20 and cutting the national debt so that the next generation are not saddled with punitive taxes. Does he agree that this is a case of simple fairness, not ideology?
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will direct his Department to collect information on (a) how many agency staff were employed and (b) what proportion of the total medical staff employed consisted of agency staff in NHS hospitals, by county, in each year since 2005.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many non-emergency admissions to hospital via A&E departments were made in each NHS hospital in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e) Hertfordshire and (f) Norfolk in each year since 2005.
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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 16 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 100 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 69.49% 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") 292 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.
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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)
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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)
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