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Chris Ruane

Former Labour MP for Vale of Clwyd


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Former Labour MP for Vale of Clwyd

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

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Cabinet Office
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Electoral Register
  • Written Questions
  • Departmental Responsibilities
  • Third Sector
  • Human Trafficking

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Wales) (3 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (20 Jan 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (4 Feb 2013 to 4 Nov 2013)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (7 Oct 2011 to 11 Jan 2013)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (7 Dec 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (7 Dec 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Caroline Flint, Minister of State), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (16 Oct 2008 to 30 Dec 2008)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Caroline Flint, Minister of State), Department for Communities and Local Government (7 Feb 2008 to 16 Oct 2008)
  • PPS (Caroline Flint, Minister of State), Department for Communities and Local Government (29 Jan 2008 to 7 Feb 2008)
  • Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (14 Nov 2007 to 18 Nov 2007)
  • PPS (Caroline Flint, Minister of State), Department for Work and Pensions (25 Oct 2007 to 29 Jan 2008)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Peter Hain, Secretary of State), Wales Office (10 Nov 2005 to 15 Mar 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Peter Hain, Lord Privy Seal), Leader of the House of Commons (13 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (18 Jan 1999 to 16 Dec 2002)

Future MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 37 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Chris Ruane’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 626 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 78.83% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 15–16 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 84 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 328 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in Portugal, co-owned with my wife: (i). (Registered 29 June 2017)

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