Joan Ryan

MP, Enfield North

Enfield North Labour

Joan Ryan campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Joan Ryan’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Joan Ryan sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Joan Ryan consistently voted for higher taxes on alcoholic drinks, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Joan Ryan consistently voted against greater regulation of gambling, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Joan Ryan almost always voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Joan Ryan generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Joan Ryan generally voted for higher taxes on banks, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Joan Ryan has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Kashmir: Holocaust Memorial Day 19 Jan 2017

    Holocaust Memorial Day marks a crime that we must never forget. We must never forget the genocide committed by Nazi Germany, and we must always remind ourselves of the horrors that anti-Semitism can produce. At 10 am on 27 January—Holocaust Memorial Day itself—the Holocaust Educational Trust will host a live webcast with holocaust survivor Mala Tribich. The webcast will be...
  • Kashmir: Holocaust Memorial Day 19 Jan 2017

    I absolutely agree with my hon. Friend, and I would add that we must never be bystanders. When Arek wrote his autobiography, he called it “A Detail of History”. He chose that title as a direct riposte to French fascist leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, who disgustingly referred to the Nazi gas chambers in those terms. Our words of remembrance today will mean nothing if we do not commit...
  • Promotion of Israeli-Palestinian Peace (United Kingdom Participation) 18 Jan 2017

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the Secretary of State to promote the establishment of an International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace to support coexistence projects and civil society programmes; and for connected purposes. As the House knows, recent weeks have seen a flurry of activity on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: a UN Security Council...

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Profile

Labour MP for Enfield North

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

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Department of Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Children
  • Schools and Families
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict
  • North Middlesex Hospital: Accident and Emergency Departments
  • General Practitioners: Enfield
  • Israel: Palestinians
  • New Deal Schemes: Enfield

Currently held offices

  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (since 19 Dec 2016)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 2 Feb 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Children, Schools and Families Committee (9 Nov 2007 to 26 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Children, Schools and Families Committee (7 Nov 2007 to 27 Nov 2007)
  • Vice-Chair, Labour Party (29 Jun 2007 to 14 Sep 2008)
  • Prime Minister's Special Representative to Cyprus (29 Jun 2007 to 14 Sep 2008)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, Selection Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 3 Aug 2006)
  • Member, Selection Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (13 Jun 2003 to 5 May 2006)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Government Whip (technically a Lords Commissioner, HM Treasury) (29 May 2002 to 8 May 2006)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (5 Nov 2001 to 10 May 2006)

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  • Has spoken in 58 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Joan Ryan’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 98 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 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 55.30% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 11 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.
  • 89 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Joan Ryan’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 190 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Jan 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos Mori. 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY, for completing surveys. Payments are made direct to my local party organisation:
4 February 2016, payment of £200 for survey conducted on 3 December 2015. Hours: 1 hr 15 mins in total. (Registered 22 February 2016)
Opinion surveys for ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. All payments made direct to Enfield North CLP:
25 January 2016, payment of £75 for survey completed on 18 December 2015. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 04 August 2016)
15 February 2016, payment of £75 for survey completed on 16 January 2016. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 04 August 2016)
13 April 2016, payment of £50 for survey completed on 21 March 2016. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 04 August 2016)
3 May 2016, payment of £100 for survey completed on 14 February 2016. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 04 August 2016)
18 May 2016, payment of £75 for survey completed on 18 April 2016. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 04 August 2016)
3 August 2016, payment of £75 for survey completed on 14 July 2016. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 05 August 2016)
28 June 2016, £3,550 (including £50 expenses) received from Global Partners Governance Practice Ltd, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT, for providing mentoring and support services in Egypt, as part of a Foreign Office contract, to parliamentarians and their staff in the Middle East and North Africa. Hours: 56 hrs including preparation. (Registered 29 June 2016)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) Australia Israel Cultural Exchange Limited (2) Labour Friends of Israel
Address of donor: (1) Suite 836, Level 8, 1 Queens Road, Melbourne, 3004 VIC, Australia (2) BM LFI: London WC1N 3XX

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) meals and transportation £200, hotel £800 and flight £674.46; total £1,674.46 (2) meals, transportation £250

Destination of visit: Israel and the Palestinian Territories

Date of visit: 11-16 December 2015

Purpose of visit: participation in the Australia Israel UK Leadership Dialogue, including discussions on the Israeli/Palestinian peace process and security issues (11-15 December) and participation in a fact-finding trip with Shadow Foreign Secretary (15-16 December).

(Registered 11 January 2016)
Name of donor: Hong Kong Government
Address of donor: c/o Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, 18 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3JA

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): airfare £8,267.15, accommodation £1,759.32, transport £237.59, hospitality expenses £57.02; total £10,321.08

Destination of visit: Hong Kong

Date of visit: 25-29 January 2016

Purpose of visit: as part of the APPG for China, to maintain bilateral ties; support British businesses operating in Hong Kong; and deepen the knowledge of parliamentarians of Hong Kong’s political, social and economic development.

(Registered 17 February 2016)
Name of donor: (1) Labour Friends of Israel (2) Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: (1) BM LFI, London WC1N 3XX (2) 9 Yitzhak Rabin Blvd., Kiryat Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem 9103001

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) flights, accommodation, meals, airport and taxi transfers, with a value of £1,127.66 for my partner and £1,800 for myself, total value £2,927.66 (2) fast track access through security check, passport control, registration and customs, for my partner and myself, total value £150. Minibus also provided but value unavailable.

Destination of visit: Israel and Palestinian territories

Date of visit: 20-24 March 2016

Purpose of visit: fact-finding visit. Meeting with Israeli and Palestinian politicians, academics, journalists and diplomats.

(Registered 13 April 2016)
Name of donor: Labour Friends of Israel
Address of donor: BM LFI, London WC1N 3XX

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Return flights, accommodation and airport transfers in Washington with a value of £1,824.90, plus reimbursement of £50 for a taxi from the airport to my home, total value £1,874.90

Destination of visit: United States

Dates of visit: 14-16 November 2016

Purpose of visit: Fact-finding visit in support of a proposed International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace. Meetings with politicians, campaigners, policymakers and diplomats.

(Registered 9 December 2016; updated 14 December 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in London: (i) and (ii). (Registered 05 June 2015)

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