Bob Blizzard

Former Labour MP for Waveney

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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A selection of Bob Blizzard’s votes

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Recent appearances

  • Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Clause 110 23 Jun 2009

    On a point of order, Mr. Atkinson. I commend you on your five and a half hour-plus stint today.
  • Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Clause 87 18 Jun 2009

    On a point of order, Mr. Atkinson. Thank you for that announcement. We had an agreement to finish clause 90 and the corresponding schedule today. I think the mood of the Committee is that it would be better if we could finish it without adjourning, so I hope that we can have a common purpose and move that way. Would you permit us, if necessary to go a little beyond 4 o’clock in order to...
  • Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Clause 85 18 Jun 2009

    His daughter has broken her arm, and he has given me his apologies.

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Former Labour MP for Waveney

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)


Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Education and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Trade and Industry
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Choice and Plurality Policies
  • Uganda
  • Oil and Gas Industry (Taxation)
  • Oil Tax
  • Fishing Communities

Other offices held in the past

  • Government Whip (6 Oct 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Assistant Whip (28 Jun 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Douglas Alexander, Secretary of State), Scotland Office (27 Jun 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Douglas Alexander, Secretary of State), Department for Transport (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • PPS (Mr Douglas Alexander, Minister of State), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (10 Nov 2005 to 8 May 2006)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

8. Land and Property
Flat in London.

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