How Roberta Blackman-Woods voted
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Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Source
Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Source
Voted strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
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Roberta Blackman-Woods hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
Will the Minister give way?
It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship again, Sir David. Quite unusually, on Tuesday afternoon, members of the Labour party went through planning issues in this very Chamber. It is interesting that we have returned to business as usual; we seem to have these Thursday afternoon planning debates regularly, at which Government Back Benchers raise planning issues from their...
Opposition Members are proud of our policy commitment not only to reduce student fees from £9,000 to £6,000, but to increase maintenance grants. However, it is unclear what the Government would do to better support students and universities. Will the Leader of the House find time for a debate so that my constituents can get a better understanding of what the Government would do?...
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Labour MP for City of Durham
Entered 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
- Work and Pensions
- Planning Permission
- Housing: Construction
- Change of Use
- Licensed Premises
- Planning Permission: Appeals
Currently held offices
- Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (since 7 Oct 2011)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
- Member, Commons Science and Technology Committee (7 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Commons Science and Technology (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 unknown)
- PPS (Rt Hon Des Browne, Secretary of State), Scotland Office (4 Aug 2008 to 29 Sep 2008)
- Member, Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee (18 Apr 2008 to 7 Oct 2009)
- Member, Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee (10 Mar 2008 to 30 Sep 2009)
- Member, Innovation, Universities and Skills (9 Nov 2007 to 10 Mar 2008)
- Member, Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee (7 Nov 2007 to 18 Apr 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, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Education & Skills Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 18 Jul 2006)
- Member, Education & Skills (12 Jul 2005 to 17 Jul 2006)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (29 Jun 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- 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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- Has spoken in 42 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 58 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 70.30% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 255 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 23 Feb 2015.
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