John Woodcock

MP, Barrow and Furness

Barrow and Furness Labour

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  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
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John Woodcock never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Royal Assent: Five Year Forward View 23 Oct 2014

    GP commissioners in Morecambe bay are doing exactly the kinds of things mentioned in the report by shifting their focus from primary care to prevention. They know, however, that all the things they could do will not come close to closing the 25 million deficit. The Government say that they have to close it, but doing so would decimate hospital services. Will the Health Secretary listen...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Electrification Programme 23 Oct 2014

    Electrification in the rest of the north-west is adding to the worry that the Furness line might lose its direct service to Manchester and Manchester airport, which is vital. Has the Secretary of State read the report by the Railway Consultancy, which was funded by businesses in my constituency through Cumbria Better Connected, and will he pay attention to the irrefutable case to keep and...
  • Isil 20 Oct 2014

    The moderate Syrian opposition continues to fight a two-fronted battle against a brutal dictator on one side and the ISIL extremists on the other. Are the Government actively reassessing their refusal to support these boots on the ground with the weapons that they need?

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Labour MP for Barrow and Furness

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Transport
  • Health
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Work and Pensions
  • Defence
  • Senior Civil Servants
  • Billing
  • Training
  • Freedom of Information
  • Air Travel

Currently held offices

  • Member, Defence Committee

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Transport) (8 Oct 2010 to 11 Jan 2013)
  • Member, Defence Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 2 Nov 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: c/o Lower Ground Floor, 23 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6LB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel and accommodation, £3,000
Destination of visit: Erbil & Balisan Village, Iraqi Kurdistan
Date of visit: 15-20 February 2014
Purpose of visit: Kurdistan Region in Iraq APPG fact-finding trip, including the Kurdistan Children’s Hospital to meet ministers, civil society organisations and others.
(Registered 7 April 2014)
Name of donor: (1) UK China Forum Ltd, a not-for-profit company established by the Great Britain China Centre for the purpose of promoting UK-China dialogues, from sponsorship by HSBC and Prudential; (2) All China Youth Federation;
Address of donor: (1) 15 Belgrave Square, London SWIX 8PS; (2) 10, Qianmen Dong Dajie, Beijing, 100051, People’s Republic of China
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) £1,200.21 for air ticket and visa; (2) six nights bed and breakfast in hotels in Beijing and Chongqing at an estimated cost of £80 per night (total £480).
Destination of visit: Beijing and Chongqing, China
Date of visit: 20-25 July 2014
Purpose of visit: To attend the 2014 UK-China Young Leaders Roundtable, organised by the Great Britain China Centre, UK China Forum Ltd and the All-China Youth Federation to discuss building UK-China partnership for reform and innovation.
(Registered 29 August 2014)

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