Joan Walley

MP, Stoke-on-Trent North

Stoke-on-Trent North Labour

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How Joan Walley voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails

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Joan Walley hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Special Measures Regime 16 Jul 2014

    Having read the Care Quality Commission annual report and met the CQC, and seen in the report that in Stoke-on-Trent more than 20% of care homes have not been fit for purpose for a period of more than three and four quarters, may I welcome the inspection regime of care homes? Training and enforcement will be important. May I refer back to the comments made by the hon. Member for Stafford...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 16 Jul 2014

    Parliament may be about to close down for the summer, but that will not stop people from having babies, getting injured and needing routine and emergency care on the NHS. In the light of the forthcoming report into safety at Stafford hospital by the Care Quality Commission, will the Prime Minister have a word with his friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to ensure that the Treasury funds...
  • Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Unemployment Benefits 7 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons his Department does not distinguish between those in paid and those in unpaid work when assessing their eligibility for out-of-work benefits; if he will revise his Department's policy in this area; and if he will make a statement.

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Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent North

Entered House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Work and Pensions
  • Trade and Industry
  • Treasury
  • Timber
  • Departmental Relocation
  • Refurbishment Projects
  • Refurbishment
  • Departmental Contracts

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, West Midlands Regional Select Committee (4 Mar 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Draft Marine Bill (Joint Committee) (20 May 2008 to 27 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (6 Mar 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 43 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 38 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 70.91% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 5 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 76 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Joan Walley’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 495 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for participating in opinion research panel.
£75 received on 24 May 2013. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 7 June 2013)
£75 received on 15 November 2013. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 21 November 2013)
£75 received on 15 January 2014. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 3 March 2014)
£75 received on 5 March 2014. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 14 March 2014)
£75 received on 29 April 2014. Hours 40mins. (Registered 9 May 2014)
Payment from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT:
£80 received 20 November 2013. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 29 November 2013)
11. Miscellaneous
A researcher in my office provides part-time support to the All-Party Parliamentary Lighting Group of which I am Joint Chair, for which he is paid by the Lighting Industry Federation. (Updated 13 January 2012)

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