John Woodcock

MP, Barrow and Furness

Barrow and Furness Labour/Co-operative

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John Woodcock’s voting in Parliament

John Woodcock is a Labour/Co-operative MP, and 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.

  • Consistently voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Almost always voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Almost always voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Overseas Trade 26 May 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what (a) discussions and (b) meetings each Minister named as part of the UK Trade and Investment Strategic Relations programme overseen by his Department has had with their paired businesses listed in that scheme since 7 May 2015.
  • Backbench Business - World Autism Awareness Weekbackbench Business 28 Apr 2016

    I will try to reduce my speech to below five minutes to give others a chance to speak in this excellent debate, Madam Deputy Speaker.
  • Backbench Business - World Autism Awareness Weekbackbench Business 28 Apr 2016

    You are welcome. We have heard erudite contributions in the debate so far, and I just wish to make two main points. The first is on understanding the scale of the problem. People have talked at length about this, giving some excellent examples, but I want to go further on the fact that we are still far from seeing the true scale of the autism problem in our country. This is partly because...

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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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jun 2016.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) Kurdistan Regional Government (2) Qaiwan Group
Address of donor: (1) Council of Ministers, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (2) 4th Floor Sulaymaniyah Mall, Iraq

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) 3 nights' hotel accommodation in Erbil, £450 and internal transport, £555; total £1,005 (2) flights, £2,000 and one night's hotel accommodation in Slemani, £300; total £2,300

Destination of visit: Kurdistan Region of Iraq, including Erbil and Slemani

Date of visit: 11-16 November 2015

Purpose of visit: APPG Kurdistan fact-finding delegation to meet senior political leaders including the Prime Minister, UK Consul-General, Kurdistan Britain Business Group, two camps for internally displaced people, the American University of Iraq and the Peshmerga in Kirkuk.

(Registered 11 December 2015)

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