John Woodcock

Former MP, Barrow and Furness

Barrow and Furness Labour

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  • Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
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John Woodcock never rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Former Labour MP for Barrow and Furness

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election

Topics of interest

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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Defence Committee (since 25 Nov 2013)

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

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 39 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 226 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 66.18% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below 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.
  • 74 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 150 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Mar 2015.

6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Kurdistan Regional Government
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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