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 for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes

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Roberta Blackman-Woods has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Debate on the Address: Education, Skills and Training 25 May 2016

    It is always a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Poole (Mr Syms), although I disagree with him not only about the contents of the Queen’s Speech, but about Europe. While measures to improve the national citizenship scheme, to support donations to charities, to provide the right to broadband and to protect cultural property are welcome and laudable, the measures in the...
  • Debate on the Address: Education, Skills and Training 25 May 2016

    My hon. Friend is making a really excellent speech. Does she agree that these reforms to higher education and this deregulation put at risk the excellent reputation of UK higher education institutions internationally—a reputation that helps us to attract so many international students to this country?
  • Housing and Planning Bill: Neighbourhood right of appeal 3 May 2016

    The first thing I want to say about the planning section of the Bill is that it is a pity that it has not had more resonance in the public realm, because it is bringing about far-reaching changes to the planning system that many local communities should be concerned about. Two issues that I will highlight are the extensive use of permission in principle on brownfield sites and the contracting...

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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
  • Work and Pensions
  • Transport
  • Planning Permission
  • Housing: Construction
  • Change of Use
  • Passports
  • Licensed Premises

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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
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)
13 January 2016, payment of £200 received for survey. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 14 January 2016)
4. Visits outside the UK
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 £8,352.58, accommodation £1,807, transport £329, hospitality expenses (inc. interpretation, venue hire) £57; total £10,545.58

Destination of visit: Hong Kong

Date of visit: 25-29 January 2016

Purpose of visit: 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 25 February 2016)

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