Roberta Blackman-Woods

City of Durham Labour

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How Roberta Blackman-Woods voted
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  • Voted very strongly against university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails

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Roberta Blackman-Woods hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions 10 Apr 2014

    The latest report from the Higher Education Funding Council for England shows for the first time in 29 years a decline in the number of overseas students studying in the United Kingdom. Let me now give the Secretary of State another opportunity to admit that the inclusion of students in the net migration target is hindering the growth and international competitiveness of our British universities.
  • Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: New Towns: Ebbsfleet 9 Apr 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of the development announced in Budget 2014 at Ebbsfleet will consist of affordable homes.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Housing Projects (Planning) 7 Apr 2014

    It is no surprise that the Planning Minister is getting grief from his Back Benchers about development being approved on greenfield and green-belt land. According to the Department’s figures, the amount of brownfield land changing to residential use has declined dramatically from 70% under Labour to just 53% under his Government. Does the Minister still stand behind his stated policy of...

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Labour MP for City of Durham


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Topics of interest

  • Communities and Local Government
  • Health
  • Transport
  • Work and Pensions
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Planning Permission
  • Licensed Premises
  • Urban Areas: Regeneration
  • Housing Benefit
  • East Coast Railway Line

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)
  • 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 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, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (29 Jun 2005 to 11 May 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 45 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 56 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 69.53% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 12 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.
  • 127 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") 228 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA, for opinion surveys. The money is donated to my Constituency Party:
16 May 2013, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 20 May 2013)
Received payment of £75 for participation in June parliamentary survey. Hours: 30-45 mins. (Registered 10 September 2013)
15 November 2013, received payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 20 November 2013)
Received payment of £75.00 for participation in a parliamentary survey. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 12 March 2014)
Payment from YouGov, 50 Featherstone St, London EC1Y 8RT, for survey:
18 December 2013, payment of £80 for survey. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 7 January 2014)
Payment of £200 received 8 January 2014 from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY, for survey. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 3 February 2014)

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