Margaret Hodge

MP, Barking

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Barking Labour

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.

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  • Margaret Hodge generally voted for a transparent Parliament, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Last updated: 16 Jan 2018

Recent appearances

  • Money Laundering 19 Mar 2018

    I acknowledge that the Government have taken some steps, but I put it to the Minister that they have not taken enough. Others have raised the issues of property and of our tax havens, and I want to raise another issue with the Minister, which is the tier 1 investor visas—the golden visas. Anybody who wants one of those visas needs to demonstrate they have £2 million that they wish...
  • Salisbury Incident: Further Update 14 Mar 2018

    I welcome the Prime Minister’s clear statement, her condemnation of the Russians and the action she has taken. In particular, I welcome the fact that the Government are adopting the Magnitsky amendment. Too much money laundered out of Russia is finding its way into the British system. There are two things she could do pretty quickly which would help to tackle that. First, she could...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Companies: Guernsey 27 Feb 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, whether Guernsey has introduced a private register of beneficial ownership.

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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
  • Department of Health
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Companies: Ownership
  • Child Tax Credit: Barking and Dagenham
  • Genetics: Screening
  • Social Rented Housing: Barking and Dagenham
  • Accident and Emergency Departments

Currently held offices

  • Member, Commons Reference Group on Representation and Inclusion Committee (since 15 Nov 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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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  • Has spoken in 14 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Margaret Hodge’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 32 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 67.67% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 25 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 618 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 19 Mar 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Little, Brown Book Group, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DZ, through David Higham Associates, Waverley House, 7-12 Noel St, London W1F 8GQ:
12 January 2017, received £1,000 for the serialisation of my book. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 14 March 2017)
6 April 2017, received £7,175 as a further instalment for my book (published in September 2016). Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 06 April 2017)
2 November 2017, royalty payment of £581. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 22 November 2017)
14 March 2017, received £250 from Prospect Magazine, 2 Queen Anne’s Gate, London, SW1H 9AA, for an article in the March 2017 issue. Hours: approx. 3 hrs. (Registered 14 March 2017)
24 March 2017 of £131.36 from the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society, 1st Floor, Barnard's Inn, 86 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1EN, as secondary royalties on past publications. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 29 March 2017)
11 October 2016, received £150 from the Cheltenham Literature Festival, 109-111 Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LS, for an appearance to promote my book. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 18 April 2017)
11 October 2016, received £150 from the Henley Literature Festival, 36 Hart St, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2AU, for an appearance to promote my book. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 18 April 2017)
14 November 2016, received £150 from the Dulwich Literary Festival, Dulwich Books Ltd., 6 Croxted Road, London SE21 8SW, for an appearance to promote my book. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 18 April 2017)
11 April 2017, received £150 from the Oxford Literary Festival, Greyfriars Court, Paradise Square, Oxford OX1 1BE, for an appearance to promote my book. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 18 April 2017)
26 April 2017, received £9,500 from the Greater London Authority at City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London, SE1 2AA for leading an inquiry. Hours: approx. 350 hrs. (Registered 27 April 2017)
21 July 2017, received £150 from the Bookcase Festival, 50 Main Street, Lowdham NG14 7BE, for an appearance to promote my book. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 27 July 2017)
24 August 2017, received £150 from Buxton International Festival, Festival Office, 3 The Square, Buxton SK17 6AZ, for an appearance to promote my book on 8 July 2017. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 25 August 2017)
Payment of £200 expected from the Edinburgh International Book Festival, 5 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DR, for an appearance to promote my book on 28 August 2017. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 08 September 2017)
28 August 2017, received £500 from the Holt Festival, c/o Butcher Andrews, 15 Market Place, Holt NR25 6BE, for an appearance to promote my book on 28 July 2017. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 25 September 2017)
24 October 2017, received £250 from Rye Arts Festival, c/o The Bartletts, Main Street, Beckley, Rye, TN31 6RR, for an appearance to promote my book on 28 September 2017. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 26 October 2017)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: BM Creative Management Ltd
Address of donor: 23 Kingsway London WC2B 6UJ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Date received: 12 May 2017

Date accepted: 12 May 2017

Donor status: company, registration 05635995

(Registered 12 June 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
Unremunerated member of the Advisory Board of GovernUp, a project to improve the effectiveness of government. (Registered 03 April 2014)
From September 2016, unremunerated Visiting Fellow of Practice at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University. (Registered 08 September 2016)
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)

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