Joan Ryan

MP, Enfield North

Enfield North Labour

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Joan Ryan’s voting in Parliament

Joan Ryan is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Joan Ryan sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Joan Ryan consistently voted for higher taxes on alcoholic drinks, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Joan Ryan consistently voted against greater regulation of gambling, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Joan Ryan consistently voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Joan Ryan generally voted for higher taxes on banks, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Further Education Colleges: Greater Manchester — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] 15 Jun 2016

    I am going to call the Minister now, but may I ask him to be sure to leave just a couple of minutes at the end, so that I can go back to the Member who moved the motion?
  • Foreign Aid Expenditure — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] 13 Jun 2016

    I simply rise to ask my hon. Friend a question: does he agree that when we ask for this forensic analysis of DFID spend, we do so in order to support the 0.7% commitment, because if there is any question about that spend it will undermine the whole project?
  • Foreign Aid Expenditure — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] 13 Jun 2016

    As far as I can see, nobody in this room who has put questions about aid, particularly to the Palestinian Authority, and about the desire for transparency, is saying that the 0.7% is wrong. In fact, everyone who has made that point has expressed a firm commitment to the 0.7% and the desire for transparency.

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Profile

Labour MP for Enfield North

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Children
  • Schools and Families
  • Department of Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict
  • General Practitioners: Enfield
  • New Deal Schemes: Enfield
  • Financial Markets: EU Law
  • Financial Services: ICT

Currently held offices

  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 2 Feb 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Children, Schools and Families Committee (9 Nov 2007 to 26 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Children, Schools and Families Committee (7 Nov 2007 to 27 Nov 2007)
  • Vice-Chair, Labour Party (29 Jun 2007 to 14 Sep 2008)
  • Prime Minister's Special Representative to Cyprus (29 Jun 2007 to 14 Sep 2008)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, Selection Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 3 Aug 2006)
  • Member, Selection Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (13 Jun 2003 to 5 May 2006)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Government Whip (technically a Lords Commissioner, HM Treasury) (29 May 2002 to 8 May 2006)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (5 Nov 2001 to 10 May 2006)

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  • Has spoken in 61 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Joan Ryan’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 106 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 56.55% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 11 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.
  • 88 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Joan Ryan’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 172 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jun 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Payment of £2,000 received on 29 May 2015 for work carried out before 7 May 2015 for Global Tamil Forum, 14 The Glade, Croydon CR0 7QB, a human rights organisation involved with Tamil issues in Sri Lanka. Hours: no hours since the Election. (Registered 05 June 2015)
Payments from Ipsos Mori. 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY, for completing surveys. Payments are made direct to my local party organisation:
11 September 2015, payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr 15 mins in total. (Registered 08 October 2015)
4 February 2016, payment of £200 for survey conducted on 3 December 2015. Hours: 1 hr 15 mins in total. (Registered 22 February 2016)
Opinion surveys for ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. All payments made direct to Enfield North CLP:
29 May 2015, payment of £75. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 30 December 2015)
8 July 2015, payment of £50. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 30 December 2015)
14 July 2015, payment of £75. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 30 December 2015)
21 August 2015, payment of £75. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 30 December 2015)
23 October 2015, payment of £75. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 30 December 2015)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Federation of Turkish Associations UK
Address of donor: 123 Upper Richmond Road, Putney, London SW15 2TL

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 05 June 2015)
Name of donor: USDAW
Address of donor: Usdaw Central Office, 188 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M14 6LJ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,500 received on 2 March 2015

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 05 June 2015)
Name of donor: USDAW
Address of donor: Usdaw Central Office, 188 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M14 6LJ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000 received on 9 March 2015

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 05 June 2015)
Name of donor: USDAW
Address of donor: Usdaw Central Office, 188 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M14 6LJ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £700 received on 8 April 2015

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 05 June 2015)
Name of donor: USDAW
Address of donor: Usdaw Central Office, 188 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M14 6LJ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £800 received on 14 April 2015

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 05 June 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Labour Friends of Israel
Address of donor: BM LFI, London WC1N 3XX

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights and accommodation worth £1,400

Destination of visit: Israel and the Palestinian Territories

Date of visit: 30 November to 4 December 2014

Purpose of visit: fact finding visit and to meet with Israeli and Palestinian politicians and community representatives

(Registered 05 June 2015)
Name of donor: (1) Labour Friends of Israel (2) Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: (1) BM LFI, London WC1N 3XX (2) 9 Yitzhak Rabin Blvd, Kiryat Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem 9103001, Israel

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) flights, accommodation, airport and taxi transfers, meals; £1,400 (2) fast track security, passport control, registration and customs; £75. Total £1,475.

Destination of visit: Israel

Date of visit: 18 October to 21 October 2015

Purpose of visit: fact-finding visit to Israel. Meeting with Israeli and Palestinian politicians, academics, journalists and diplomats.

(Registered 26 October 2015)
Name of donor: (1) Australia Israel Cultural Exchange Limited (2) Labour Friends of Israel
Address of donor: (1) Suite 836, Level 8, 1 Queens Road, Melbourne, 3004 VIC, Australia (2) BM LFI: London WC1N 3XX

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) meals and transportation £200, hotel £800 and flight £674.46; total £1,674.46 (2) meals, transportation £250

Destination of visit: Israel and the Palestinian Territories

Date of visit: 11-16 December 2015

Purpose of visit: participation in the Australia Israel UK Leadership Dialogue, including discussions on the Israeli/Palestinian peace process and security issues (11-15 December) and participation in a fact-finding trip with Shadow Foreign Secretary (15-16 December).

(Registered 11 January 2016)
Name of donor: Hong Kong Government
Address of donor: c/o Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, 18 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3JA

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): airfare £8,267.15, accommodation £1,759.32, transport £237.59, hospitality expenses £57.02; total £10,321.08

Destination of visit: Hong Kong

Date of visit: 25-29 January 2016

Purpose of visit: as part of the APPG for China, to maintain bilateral ties; support British businesses operating in Hong Kong; and deepen the knowledge of parliamentarians of Hong Kong’s political, social and economic development.

(Registered 17 February 2016)
Name of donor: (1) Labour Friends of Israel (2) Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: (1) BM LFI, London WC1N 3XX (2) 9 Yitzhak Rabin Blvd., Kiryat Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem 9103001

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) flights, accommodation, meals, airport and taxi transfers, with a value of £1,127.66 for my partner and £1,800 for myself, total value £2,927.66 (2) fast track access through security check, passport control, registration and customs, for my partner and myself, total value £150. Minibus also provided but value unavailable.

Destination of visit: Israel and Palestinian territories

Date of visit: 20-24 March 2016

Purpose of visit: fact-finding visit. Meeting with Israeli and Palestinian politicians, academics, journalists and diplomats.

(Registered 13 April 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in London: (i) and (ii). (Registered 05 June 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
Until 18 November 2015, Member of the Board of Trustees (unremunerated) for Riders for Health, a transport for health care charity working in Africa. (Registered 5 June 2015; updated 25 January 2016)

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