A selection of Joan Ruddock’s votes
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Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 11 votes against, between 2013–2014.
Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 9 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2013.
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2012.
Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2003–2012.
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, in 2010.
Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
2 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2004–2011.
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This place has shaped my life for the past 28 years, but before that I remember my late father Ken and my mother Eileen, who instilled in me my values, and my late husband Keith, who introduced me to socialism and was a great support for 30 years. I hope that I have remained true to those values. First and foremost, I have been a woman Member of Parliament who did not want to play the boys’...
In 1981, I was elected as chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Two years later, an MI5 agent, Cathy Massiter, blew the whistle on the surveillance, the phone taps and the collection of special branch reports on me. She cited political interference in the service and said that what had happened was illegal, and she resigned. In 1987, I became a Member of this House and took the loyal...
To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 23 March 2015 to Question 227858, if he will estimate how many unsolicited CDs and DVDs hon. Members received by post at their offices on the parliamentary estate in the last 12 months.
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Former Labour MP for Lewisham, Deptford
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- International Development
- Home Department
- GM Crops
- Departments: Equal Opportunities
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Energy and Climate Change) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
- Minister of State (Department of Energy and Climate Change) ( 9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Energy and Climate Change) ( 5 Oct 2008 to 9 Jun 2009)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Climate Change, Biodiversity and Waste) ( 2 Jul 2007 to 5 Oct 2008)
- Member, International Development Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 Nov 2007)
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (27 Oct 2003 to 12 Jul 2005)
- Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 13 Jul 2005)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Social Security) (Women) (11 Jun 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
- Member, Televising of Proceedings of the House Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 16 Nov 1989)
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