Roberta Blackman-Woods

Former Labour MP for City of Durham


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Roberta Blackman-Woods is a former MP for City of Durham.

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Former Labour MP for City of Durham

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

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Topics of interest

Roberta Blackman-Woods campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Health
  • Transport
  • Planning Permission
  • Housing: Construction
  • Change of Use
  • Passports
  • Building Better
  • Building Beautiful Commission: Public Appointments

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities & Local Government) (Planning) (12 Jan 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Shadow Minister (International Development) ( 3 Jul 2017 to 12 Jan 2018)
  • Shadow Minister (Housing) ( 9 Oct 2016 to 3 Jul 2017)
  • Member, Science, Innovation and Technology Committee (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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Recent appearances

  • Valedictory Debate 5 Nov 2019

    It is an honour to follow the hon. Member for Truro and Falmouth (Sarah Newton), with whom I worked well when she was a Minister. She has a strong interest in Durham. Although he is not in his place, I wish to pay tribute to the right hon. Member for North East Bedfordshire (Alistair Burt), who was a brilliant and dedicated Minister, and this House will really feel his loss. I wish at the...
  • Valedictory Debate 5 Nov 2019

    I thank the right hon. Gentleman for those lovely comments. He, too, was a great Minister, especially in education, where I worked closely with him. Most importantly, I want to thank my constituents. Those at my constituency Labour party, like the rest of Durham residents, are wonderful and have been hugely supportive over the years. I hope they all know that I have fought hard to try to...
  • Gujarati Community in the UK 30 Oct 2019

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship again, Sir Christopher. I congratulate the hon. Member for Harrow East (Bob Blackman) on securing this really important debate. I also thank him for giving me one last opportunity to respond to a debate from Labour’s Front Bench. It is really a pleasure to speak to the importance of recognising the contribution that the Gujarati community...

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Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for taking part in surveys:
16 July 2019, received £200. Hours: approx. 1 hr. (Registered 18 July 2019)
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 London: (i) and (ii). (Registered 26 October 2016; updated 12 September 2018)

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