Joan Ruddock

Former Labour MP for Lewisham, Deptford

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Recent appearances

  • Elections for Positions in the House: Backbench Business — Valedictory Debate 26 Mar 2015

    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’...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Undercover Policing 26 Mar 2015

    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...
  • Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: CDs and DVDs 26 Mar 2015

    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
  • Health
  • International Development
  • Home Department
  • Afghanistan
  • Iraq
  • GM Crops
  • Departments: Equal Opportunities
  • Recycling

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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Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.


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