Mr Ivan Henderson

Former Labour MP for Harwich

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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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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 6 Apr 2005

    May I tell my right hon. Friend that the district of Tendring in my constituency has been named as one of the safest districts to live in; that the local Tory district council makes that clear in the newspaper that it has just released; and that the figures put out by the chief superintendent in my area also say that crime is down? Who does my right hon. Friend think is right—those with the...
  • Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation 17 Mar 2005

    On winter fuel payments, does my right hon. Friend recall, as I do, the years when we campaigned for the wind chill factor to be taken into account? Pensioners had to freeze in their homes for days on end just to get £10, which, in fact, they very rarely got. The Tories said that they would not put VAT on fuel, and then did so. Does he agree that pensioners will not trust the Tories to keep...
  • Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation 17 Mar 2005

    Does my right hon. Friend agree that the Opposition have not said how much it will cost pensioners to take out insurance policies to pay for their NHS operations? That would be a huge burden, and pensioners who could not afford such policies would end up at the bottom of future waiting lists.

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Former Labour MP for Harwich

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

Left the House of Commons on 11 April 2005 — General election (stood again)


Other offices held in the past

  • PPS (Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo), HM Treasury (10 Apr 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee) (8 Dec 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Andrew Smith, Secretary of State), Department for Work and Pensions (13 May 2004 to 7 Sep 2004)

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Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.


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