Chris Ruane

Shadow Minister (Wales)

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Vale of Clwyd Labour

Chris Ruane’s voting in Parliament

Chris Ruane is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Chris Ruane sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Chris Ruane generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Chris Ruane has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 12 Sep 2017

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Labour MP for Vale of Clwyd

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

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Topics of interest

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

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Wales) (since 3 Jul 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Chris Ruane’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 152 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 WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 95.83% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 7 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 15–16 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 98 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Chris Ruane’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 298 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Oct 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
17 July 2017, received £8,000 from the Mindfulness Initiative, a registered charity hosted by the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, POWIC Building, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX, for consultancy undertaken before my re-election as an MP. Hours: none since my re-election. (Registered 08 August 2017)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: UNISON Cymru/Wales
Address of donor: UNISON House, Custom House Street, Cardiff CF10 1AP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 29 June 2017)
Name of donor: Mr Mike Walsh
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 29 June 2017)
Name of donor: Mr Paul Higginson
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 29 June 2017)
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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