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Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
Voted strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Details
Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Details
Voted moderately for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details
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Roberta Blackman-Woods never rebelled against their party in this parliament
Figures from a recent National Audit Office report showed that the Government were so desperate to inflate their record on the disposal of public land for new homes that they included land released as long ago as 1997 by the Labour Government. Will the Minister tell the House how on earth the Government propose to reach the higher target of 150,000 homes with no one else’s record to plunder?
It is a pleasure to speak in this debate. This topic is one of the most important facing our country. We must skill the next generation for the jobs of the future. I am pleased to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Liverpool, Walton (Steve Rotheram), who set out clearly some of those challenges. We know that the UK is facing the worst skills crisis for a generation, with skills levels...
I agree with my hon. Friend that it was a hugely retrograde step to get rid of Aimhigher, as indeed it was to scrap other measures that supported young people, particularly from disadvantaged backgrounds, into taking up opportunities in further and higher education. The CBI cites major skills shortages in STEM subjects as being a major barrier to growth, while the Royal Academy of Engineering...
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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
- Work and Pensions
- Planning Permission
- Housing: Construction
- Change of Use
- Licensed Premises
- Planning Permission: Appeals
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (7 Oct 2011 to 30 Mar 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 (Select Committee) (28 Jun 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (28 Jun 2005 to 6 May 2010)
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- Has spoken in 37 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 53 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 68.00% 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") 260 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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