Roberta Blackman-Woods’s voting in Parliament
Roberta Blackman-Woods is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Roberta Blackman-Woods’s votes.
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
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2010–2016
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 2011–2016
Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2017
Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
3 votes for, 17 votes against, 6 absences, between 2010–2015
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Last updated: 19 Apr 2017
Does my hon. Friend agree that the review is welcome but that it would have been really good to hear the Minister say this afternoon that he would definitely want to act on its outcome, not simply ignore it, which could happen in the future?
My hon. Friend is making a strong case. I agree that it is good that the Government have recognised the challenge to university reputation that could come from the extension of university title without safeguards in place. Does he agree that the Government’s proposals are a watering down of Lords amendment 1 and that it will be necessary to look carefully at the guidance in due course...
I hear what the Minister is saying about the TEF, but does he accept that, although there might be widespread consent across the sector for a TEF-type exercise, the sector is not happy about the traffic light system and wants to see the review he is establishing?
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Labour MP for City of Durham
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Topics of interest
Roberta Blackman-Woods campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Communities and Local Government
- Department for Communities and Local Government
- Work and Pensions
- Planning Permission
- Housing: Construction
- Change of Use
- Licensed Premises
Currently held offices
- Shadow Minister (Housing) (since 9 Oct 2016)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (18 Jul 2016 to 13 Mar 2017)
- Shadow Minister (Housing) (18 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
- Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (7 Oct 2011 to 18 Sep 2015)
- Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
- Member, Commons Science and Technology Committee (1 Oct 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- PPS (Rt Hon David Lammy, Minister of State), Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (13 Nov 2008 to 16 Jan 2009)
- PPS (Rt Hon Des Browne, Secretary of State), Scotland Office (4 Aug 2008 to 29 Sep 2008)
- Member, Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee (10 Mar 2008 to 30 Sep 2009)
- Member, Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee (9 Nov 2007 to 10 Mar 2008)
- PPS (Rt Hon Des Browne, Secretary of State), Scotland Office (11 Oct 2007 to 25 Oct 2007)
- PPS (Rt Hon Des Browne, Secretary of State), Scotland Office (26 Jul 2007 to 26 Jul 2007)
- PPS (Rt Hon Des Browne, Secretary of State), Scotland Office (16 Jul 2007 to 23 Jul 2007)
- PPS (Rt Hon Des Browne, Secretary of State), Ministry of Defence (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Oct 2008)
- PPS (Rt Hon Hilary Armstrong, Minister of State (Cabinet)), Cabinet Office (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Member, Education & Skills Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 17 Jul 2006)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (28 Jun 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (28 Jun 2005 to 6 May 2010)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
1. Employment and earnings
Payment from Ipsos MORI
, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY:
30 January 2017
, received £200 for taking part in Winter 2016 Survey. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 31 January 2017)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
From October 2016
, a flat in central London: (i) and (ii). (Registered 26 October 2016)
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