A selection of David Ruffley's votes
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Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2013–2014
Generally voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
13 votes for, 1 vote against, 8 absences, between 2008–2013
Consistently voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
14 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2012–2014
Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, between 2011–2012
Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2004–2011
Almost always voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 7 votes against, 1 absence, between 1999–2012
We have lots more plain English analysis of David Ruffley’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit David Ruffley’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeals by claimants against decisions on non-entitlement to employment and support allowance in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e) Hertfordshire, (f) Norfolk and (g) England there were in each year since 2010; what the average length of time taken to determine such appeals was in each such year; and what the...
A Conservative Chancellor is at the height of his powers. We see falling inflation, falling unemployment, rising living standards and healthy growth, built on the basis of deficit reduction and falling borrowing. That was, of course, the legacy of my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Rushcliffe (Mr Clarke) in the 1990s. I was his special adviser then, and he is the man who is...
I will give one example: middle-class welfare-ism, as it is often described. We all supported the introduction of working tax credit, a repackaging of income support and family credit, as an in-work benefit for those on low pay—it was, and is, a good thing—but it extended much too far up the income scale, and a great deal of money was spent. Most economic analysts would not deny...
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Former Conservative MP for Bury St Edmunds
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Incapacity Benefit
- Benefit Fraud
- Police: Manpower
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee) (18 Jul 2011 to 13 Dec 2011)
- Member, Treasury Committee (29 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Treasury Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 13 Feb 2006)
- Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 2004 to 10 May 2005)
- Member, Treasury Sub-Committee (30 Nov 1998 to 22 Mar 2004)
- Member, Treasury Committee (30 Nov 1998 to 22 Mar 2004)
- Member, Public Administration Committee (16 Jul 1997 to 2 Jul 1999)
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- Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all David Ruffley’s speeches
- Has received answers to 103 written questions in the last year — well above 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 69.09% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 15 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 51 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 293 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.
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Received £80 for survey, May 2014. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 9 June 2014)
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Received £75 for October 2013 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 28 May 2014)
Received £75 for November 2013 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 28 May 2014)
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