Roberta Blackman-Woods

MP, City of Durham

City of Durham Labour

Roberta Blackman-Woods’s voting in Parliament

Roberta Blackman-Woods is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a selection of Roberta Blackman-Woods’s votes.

  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes

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Roberta Blackman-Woods never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Junior Doctors’ Contract Negotiations 8 Feb 2016

    Junior doctors in my constituency are only very reluctantly taking action on Wednesday. They are supported by many of my constituents, who think that it is simply a disgrace that junior doctors are being forced to take industrial action because the Government are simply failing to address the legitimate concerns raised by the BMA. I heard the Minister say that his door is open, but what he is...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Supported Housing 8 Feb 2016

    I, too, associate myself and those on the Labour Benches with your comments, Mr Speaker. Harry Harpham will be sorely missed by the Labour party, his constituents, and, of course, his family and friends. Our thoughts are with them at this time. Research from Changing Lives, a Newcastle-based specialist housing agency, estimates that it and other supported housing providers across the country...
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Teachers: Standards 3 Feb 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will estimate what proportion of the cost of introducing the proposed Teaching Excellence Framework will fall to (a) central government and (b) universities.

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Labour MP for City of Durham

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Health
  • Transport
  • Work and Pensions
  • Planning Permission
  • Housing: Construction
  • Change of Use
  • Licensed Premises
  • Planning

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Housing) (since 18 Sep 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (7 Oct 2011 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Commons Science and Technology Committee (1 Oct 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • PPS (Rt Hon David Lammy, Minister of State), Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (13 Nov 2008 to 16 Jan 2009)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Des Browne, Secretary of State), Scotland Office (4 Aug 2008 to 29 Sep 2008)
  • Member, Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee (10 Mar 2008 to 30 Sep 2009)
  • Member, Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee (9 Nov 2007 to 10 Mar 2008)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Des Browne, Secretary of State), Scotland Office (11 Oct 2007 to 25 Oct 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Des Browne, Secretary of State), Scotland Office (26 Jul 2007 to 26 Jul 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Des Browne, Secretary of State), Scotland Office (16 Jul 2007 to 23 Jul 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Des Browne, Secretary of State), Ministry of Defence (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Oct 2008)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Hilary Armstrong, Minister of State (Cabinet)), Cabinet Office (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, Education & Skills Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 17 Jul 2006)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (28 Jun 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (28 Jun 2005 to 6 May 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 26 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 54 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 65.24% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 14 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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.
  • 126 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Roberta Blackman-Woods’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 283 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Dec 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA, for opinion surveys. The money is donated to my Constituency Party:
Received payment of £75 for participation in a parliamentary survey. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 17 February 2015)
Payment from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY:
26 August 2015, payment of £200 received for survey. Hours: approx. 1.5 hrs. (Registered 26 August 2015)

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