Ruth Kelly

Former MP, Bolton West

Bolton West Labour

A selection of Ruth Kelly's votes

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  • Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT
  • Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Consistently voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes

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Former Labour MP for Bolton West

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

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election


Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Justice
  • Children
  • Schools and Families
  • Children in Care: Child Trust Fund
  • Child Trust Fund: Children in Care

Other offices held in the past

  • Secretary of State, Department for Transport (28 Jun 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills (16 Dec 2004 to 8 May 2006)
  • Minister of State, Cabinet Office (10 Sep 2004 to 16 Dec 2004)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (28 May 2004 to 19 Oct 2004)
  • Financial Secretary, HM Treasury (29 May 2002 to 10 Sep 2004)
  • Economic Secretary, HM Treasury (11 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 0 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Ruth Kelly’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 3 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 63.82% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 36 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.
  • 101 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 686 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.


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