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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.

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

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

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

Last updated: 13 Jun 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: British Overseas Territories 16 Jul 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government plans to change the constitutional arrangements between the UK and the British Overseas Territories.
  • Tributes: Baroness Jowell 14 May 2018

    I first really got to know Tessa when we were both very pregnant—I with my last child, and she with her first, Jessie. In those days, we did try to cuddle each other, but we were both slightly vertically challenged, so with these big bellies, it was—
  • Tributes: Baroness Jowell 14 May 2018

    It was jolly hard to get your arms around her, but that was what you always wanted to do with Tessa: you did want to give her a cuddle. I remember the early days of our relationship, when we would spend the time talking about nappies and sleepless nights on the one hand, and on the other discussing how we would make Labour electable and our latest very good idea. That was her, really; as my...

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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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Margaret Hodge’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 27 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 61.86% 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") 627 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jul 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:
2 November 2017, royalty payment of £581. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 22 November 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)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Simon Ruddick
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two centre court seats at the Wimbledon championships, and associated hospitality; estimated value £1,972

Date received: 25 June 2018

Date accepted: 25 June 2018

Donor status: individual

(Registered 26 June 2018)
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)
From May 2018, unremunerated member of the Board of the Social Market Foundation. (Registered 22 June 2018)

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