Roger Godsiff

MP, Birmingham, Hall Green

Birmingham, Hall Green Labour

Roger Godsiff campaigned to leave the European Union

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Roger Godsiff’s voting in Parliament

Roger Godsiff is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Roger Godsiff sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Roger Godsiff almost always voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Roger Godsiff generally voted against requiring the mass retention of information about communications, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Roger Godsiff generally voted against smoking bans, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Bombings: Birmingham 20 Jul 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the families of the victims of the Birmingham pub bombings will be eligible for funding to cover the costs of their legal representation; and if Ministers or officials from her Department will meet those families to discuss that matter.
  • Terrorist Attack: Nice: UK's Nuclear Deterrent 18 Jul 2016

    May I say at the outset that I was a multilateralist during the cold war? I supported the balance of terror in Europe, I have never been a member of CND and, indeed, once the atom was split we could not unmake it. But the world has changed, and that is why I have changed my view. May I also acknowledge the genuine and understandable concerns of my hon. Friends who represent constituencies...
  • Terrorist Attack: Nice: UK's Nuclear Deterrent 18 Jul 2016

    The UK leases the missiles from America, where they are made, maintained and tested. Our four submarines have to go to the American naval base in Georgia to have the missiles fitted. That is a fact. It is of course said by those who support renewal that we have “operational independence”. Bearing in mind that we do not own the missiles but lease them from America, I just do not...

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Labour MP for Birmingham, Hall Green

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath; Birmingham Small Heath

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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Department of Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Home Department
  • Medical Records: Databases
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Procurement
  • Departmental Rail Travel
  • Personal Independence Payment

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  • Has spoken in 4 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Roger Godsiff’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 297 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 47.66% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 89 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Jul 2016.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: All-Party Parliamentary China Group (with sponsorship from John Swire & Sons, HSBC, City of London, Cambridge Assessment, and Arup)
Address of donor: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights £1,872.02, accommodation £404.78, domestic transport £179.13, food and drink £205.06, meeting and hospitality expenses (inc. interpretation, venue hire), £322.27, other (inc. transaction and cash withdrawal fees) £15.39; total £2,998.65

Destination of visit: China (Beijing, Shenyang and Dalian)

Date of visit: 19-25 September 2015

Purpose of visit: to maintain and strengthen relations between the UK Parliament and the National People’s Congress of China; to learn about and support British businesses operating in China; and to deepen the knowledge and understanding of parliamentarians of China.

(Registered 30 September 2015)
Name of donor: The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR)
Address of donor: 73 Netftchilar Avenue, Baku, AZ1000, The Republic of Azerbaijan

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): airfares, accommodation, transportation and meals; approx. £2,500

Destination of visit: Azerbaijan

Date of visit: 12-15 November 2015

Purpose of visit: to look at energy issues.

(Registered 23 November 2015)

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