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Margaret Hodge’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Margaret Hodge sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

We have lots more plain English analysis of Margaret Hodge’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Margaret Hodge’s full vote analysis page for more.

Margaret Hodge has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Working People’s Finances: Government Policy 21 Sep 2021

    I congratulate the right hon. Gentleman on his appointment. The point is not whether extra money needs to be raised to fund the NHS or indeed social care; the point is how it is to be raised. National insurance and council tax are regressive, not progressive, taxes, but there are alternatives such as reform of national insurance, looking at assets as well as income, or looking at regional...
  • Working People’s Finances: Government Policy 21 Sep 2021

    I have listened very carefully to my hon. Friend’s really excellent exposition of a whole raft of issues that have challenged living standards, and what is interesting is that not one Government Member has got up to challenge any of the assertions that she has made. Does she agree that that demonstrates that they have nothing to say and that the slogans they use to try to describe their...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Fraud 21 Sep 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will place in the House of Commons Library the presentation made to the Economic Crime Strategy Board in February 2021 relating to five investment packages to transform the response to economic crime.

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Labour MP for Barking

Entered the House of Commons on 19 June 1994 — unknown

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Topics of interest

Margaret Hodge campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • HM Treasury
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department of Health
  • Home Office
  • Companies: Ownership
  • British Overseas Territories: Companies
  • Child Tax Credit: Barking and Dagenham
  • Accident and Emergency Departments
  • Social Rented Housing: Barking and Dagenham

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Commons Reference Group on Representation and Inclusion Committee (15 Nov 2016 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (19 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Public Accounts Committee (10 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Public Accounts Committee (10 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Culture and Tourism) (12 May 2010 to 10 Jun 2010)
  • Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Culture and Tourism) (22 Sep 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Culture, Creative Industries and Tourism) (29 Jun 2007 to 5 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State (Industry and the Regions) (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Work) (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
  • Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Children) (13 Jun 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education) (11 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Employment) (Employment and Equal Opportunities) (28 Jul 1998 to 10 Jun 2001)
  • Chair, Education Sub-committee (23 Jul 1997 to 9 Nov 1998)
  • Member, Employment Sub-committee (23 Jul 1997 to 9 Nov 1998)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (14 Jul 1997 to 16 Nov 1998)
  • Chair, Education & Employment Committee (21 Mar 1997 to 9 Nov 1998)
  • Chair, Education & Employment Committee (21 Mar 1997 to 9 Nov 1998)
  • Member, Deregulation Committee (26 Feb 1996 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Education & Employment Committee (15 Nov 1995 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Education Sub-committee (15 Nov 1995 to 23 Jul 1997)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Oct 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
From 21 November 2018 until 20 November 2021, Chair of Royal Holloway's College Council, University of London, Egham TW20 0EX, for which I will receive £20,000 per annum. Hours: 3 hrs per week for 38-40 weeks a year. (Registered 21 November 2018)
20 May 2021, received £800 from the Daily Mail, Northcliffe House 2 Derry Street Kensington, London W8 5TT, for an article that was not published. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 16 June 2021)
25 May 2021, received £4,000 from the Independent Schools’ Bursars Association, Bluett House, Unit 11-12, Manor Farm, Cliddesden, Basingstoke RG25 2JB, for keynote speech at annual conference. Hours: 24 hrs. (Registered 16 June 2021)
Payment of £275 expected from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for an opinion survey completed on 7 July 2020. Fee to be donated to charity. Hours: 1 hr 10 mins. (Registered 08 July 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
Unremunerated member of the Advisory Board of GovernUp, a project to improve the effectiveness of government. (Registered 03 April 2014)
From June 2015, unremunerated Visiting Professor at King’s College London. (Registered 13 September 2016)
From August 2015, unremunerated member of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy's Board of Governors. (Registered 21 March 2017)
From October 2015, unremunerated member of the Editorial Board of Political Quarterly. (Registered 21 March 2017)
From November 2015, unremunerated Chair of the Board of Directors of the Theatre Royal Stratford East. (Registered 21 March 2017)
From February 2016, unremunerated Co-chair of the Fawcett Society’s Local Government Commission. (Registered 21 March 2017)
From May 2018, unremunerated member of the Board of the Social Market Foundation. (Registered 22 June 2018)

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