Roberta Blackman-Woods

MP, City of Durham

City of Durham Labour

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How Roberta Blackman-Woods voted
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  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted moderately for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
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Roberta Blackman-Woods hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Durham Free School 27 Jan 2015

    What assessment was made before the school was opened of its ability to meet the numbers that would be required to make it a good and stable school going forward? It has consistently failed to attract the numbers of students that would be necessary, so we have had a situation of, first, 30 children in one year and then the combined two years of 90 children in a school that was built to cater...
  • Durham Free School 27 Jan 2015

    It has been extraordinarily difficult to get information about the total funding the school has obtained over the two years of its existence. How can I easily get that information?
  • Durham Free School 27 Jan 2015

    I am grateful to you, Mr Speaker, for giving me the opportunity to hold this debate, which, in my opinion, is much needed, given local anxiety about the situation of Durham free school and the strong interest in its future. I begin by expressing great sympathy for the parents and children facing this most unfortunate set of circumstances, but I called the debate to put in the public domain...

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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
  • Health
  • Transport
  • Work and Pensions
  • Planning Permission
  • Housing: Construction
  • Change of Use
  • Licensed Premises
  • Urban Areas: Regeneration

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)

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 45 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 52 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 70.58% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 134 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") 250 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.

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 a parliamentary survey. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 12 March 2014)
Received payment of £75 for participation in a parliamentary survey. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 1 August 2014)
Received payment of £75 for participation in a parliamentary survey. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 28 November 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)
Received payment of £80 for participation in a survey. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 24 June 2014)
Payment from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY:
Payment of £200 received 8 January 2014 for survey. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 3 February 2014)
Payment of £200 received for survey. Hours 1.5hrs. (Registered 22 September 2014)

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