John Woodcock

MP, Barrow and Furness

Barrow and Furness Labour/Co-operative

John Woodcock’s voting in Parliament

John Woodcock is a Labour/Co-operative MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour/Co-operative MPs.

This is a selection of John Woodcock’s votes.

  • Almost always voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Consistently voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of John Woodcock’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit John Woodcock’s full vote analysis page for more.

John Woodcock never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Trade Union Bill 14 Sep 2015

    If the Secretary of State is so concerned about being even-handed in how he modernises strike law, why has he ruled out modernising how trade unions communicate and how strike ballots are sent out? Why is he focusing only on more punitive measures?
  • Prayers: Assisted Dying (No. 2) Bill 11 Sep 2015

    I have not put my name down to speak, Madam Deputy Speaker, and I did not stand up to catch your eye. I have been listening to the debate carefully, however.
  • Prayers: Assisted Dying (No. 2) Bill 11 Sep 2015

    I am delighted to be called. This is the first time in my parliamentary career that I have been genuinely undecided when coming into the Chamber and I therefore wanted to listen to the entire debate. I have listened to every contribution so far, and I am still undecided. I have been affected by the views of my constituents on both sides of the argument, and by the people who have spoken...

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Labour/Co-operative MP for Barrow and Furness

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Party was Labour until 30 Mar 2015

Topics of interest

  • Transport
  • Health
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Work and Pensions
  • Defence
  • Freedom of Information
  • Public Appointments
  • Senior Civil Servants
  • Pay
  • Mobile Phones

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Education) (8 May 2015 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Defence Committee (25 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • 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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Last updated: 28 Sep 2015.


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