Margaret Hodge

MP, Barking

Barking Labour

Margaret Hodge campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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:

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

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Labour MP for Barking

Entered the House of Commons on 19 June 1994 — unknown


Topics of interest

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

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 Sub-committee (15 Nov 1995 to 23 Jul 1997)
  • Member, Education & Employment Committee (15 Nov 1995 to 21 Mar 1997)

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  • Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Margaret Hodge’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 78 written questions in the last year — above 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 38.35% 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.
  • 167 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Margaret Hodge’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 587 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
27 October 2015, received £300 from Professional Fee Protection Ltd of 5 Sylvan Way, Basildon, SS15 6TW, for a speech to the UK Tax Investigations Conference. Hours: 1 hr plus 3 hrs preparation; 4 hrs in total. (Registered 04 November 2015)
6 November 2015, received £350 from the BBC, BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA, for appearance on 'This Week' on 29 October 2015. Hours: 2 hrs including preparation. (Registered 20 January 2016)
Payments from 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:
26 November 2015, received £7,175 as a first instalment of payment for a book I have been writing over the past 9 months. Hours: impossible to calculate. (Registered 10 February 2016)
20 June 2016, received £7,175 as a further instalment for a book I have been writing over the past 14 months. Hours: impossible to calculate. (Registered 01 July 2016)
16 September 2016, received £8,750 as a further instalment for a book I wrote over the past 17 months. Hours: impossible to calculate. (Registered 21 September 2016)
12 February 2016, received £600 from DODs, 21 Dartmouth Street, London SW1H 9BP, for chairing an event. Hours worked: 4 hrs plus 1 hr preparation. (Registered 03 March 2016)
11 February 2016, received £200 for an article from the Observer, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 03 March 2016)
20 April 2016, received £5,000 from Interserve, Interserve House, Ruscombe Business Park, Twyford, RG10 9JU, for a speech on 12 April 2016. Hours: 45 mins plus preparation. (Registered 03 May 2016)
6 July 2016, received £1,000 from ICAS, CA House, 21 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh EH12 5BH, for a speech on 24 May 2016. Hours: 40 mins plus preparation. (Registered 06 July 2016)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: King's College London
Address of donor: First Floor, Virginia Woolf Building, 22 Kingsway, London WC2B 6LE

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: between 26 October 2015 and 29 April 2016, a research assistant, helping with a constituency research project and fact checking for a book; £7,500 over 26 weeks.

Date received: 26 October 2015

Date accepted: 26 October 2015

Donor status: other - university (registration RC000297)

(Registered 20 January 2016)
8. Miscellaneous
Unremunerated member of the Advisory Board of GovernUp, a project to improve the effectiveness of government. (Registered 03 April 2014)
Unremunerated Chairman of the Southwark Early Action Commission. (Registered 17 December 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)

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