A selection of Joan Ruddock's votes
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Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
1 vote for, 18 votes against, 3 absences, between 2008–2013
Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2015
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 23 votes against, 6 absences, between 2013–2015
Generally voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 12 votes against, 5 absences, between 2012–2014
Generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2007–2015
Generally voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, 4 absences, between 2008–2014
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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...
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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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 5 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Joan Ruddock’s speeches
- Has received answers to 13 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 72.07% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 8 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 157 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 717 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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