Roberta Blackman-Woods

MP, City of Durham

City of Durham Labour

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  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted very strongly against university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails

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

Recent appearances

  • [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] — Local Plans (Public Consent) 9 Jul 2014

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Betts. I begin by congratulating the hon. Member for Wycombe (Steve Baker) on securing yet another important debate on planning. The gist of the arguments that have been put forward today is that if we are to get the homes we need, we must have more involvement from the community in making local plans, as housing needs to be delivered in...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Conviction Rates 8 Jul 2014

    What recent discussions he had with the Director of Public Prosecutions about tackling regional variations in conviction rates.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Conviction Rates 8 Jul 2014

    I am sure that the Attorney-General would like to join me in congratulating Durham CPS on achieving a conviction rate of almost 82%. What is he doing to support Durham in sharing that best practice, so that we can get an overall improvement in conviction rates, which is very much needed?

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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
  • Health
  • Transport
  • Work and Pensions
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Planning Permission
  • Licensed Premises
  • Urban Areas: Regeneration
  • Housing Benefit
  • Planning

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)

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  • Has spoken in 41 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 24 written questions in the last year — 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 70.17% 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.
  • 132 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") 232 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 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:
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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