A selection of John Woodcock's votes
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Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2015–2016
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2017
Almost always voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 10 votes against, 2 absences, between 2013–2016
Almost always 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, 13 votes against, 5 absences, between 2012–2018
Generally voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, in 2013
Voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 8 absences, between 2011–2016
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What a privilege it is to follow that heartfelt speech. It is also a coincidence, because, as the majority of the right hon. Member for Arundel and South Downs (Nick Herbert) has gone up at every successive election, mine has gone down. [Laughter.] In 2010, when I first came into the House, we achieved the lowest swing away from Labour in the entire country. In the most recent general...
Heartfelt congratulations, Mr Speaker. Will the Foreign Secretary comment on the report overnight of the capture of the sister of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in north-west Syria? Does not this, and the death of the Daesh leader itself, underline the importance of our international alliances to keep British citizens and our communities safe from the threat of terror?
What assessment he has made of the effect on the work of the Global Coalition against Daesh of the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
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Former Independent MP for Barrow and Furness
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Party was Labour until 30 Mar 2015; Labour/Co-operative until 29 Apr 2018
Topics of interest
John Woodcock campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Communities and Local Government
- Work and Pensions
- Freedom of Information
- Public Appointments
- Senior Civil Servants
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (5 Feb 2018 to 8 May 2019)
- Shadow Minister (Education) (8 May 2015 to 18 Sep 2015)
- Member, Defence Committee (25 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow Minister (Transport) (8 Oct 2010 to 11 Jan 2013)
- Member, Defence Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 2 Nov 2010)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 67 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all John Woodcock’s speeches
- Has received answers to 23 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 66.15% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 63 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 284 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.
Name of donor: Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Address of donor: Level 2
, 40 Macquarie Barton, ACT
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Travel and accommodation with a value of £5,501.09
Destination of visit: Canberra and Sydney
Dates of visit: 4-11 October 2018
Purpose of visit: To participate in the Australia-United Kingdom Defence and Industry 1.5 Track Dialogue.
(Registered 07 November 2018)
Name of donor: Saudi Arabia Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: PO
Box 55937, Riyadh 11544
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): return flight London to Riyadh costing £6,484.22; internal flight Riyadh to Dammam costing £562.80; two nights in hotel in Riyadh costing £1,030; total value £8,077.02
Destination of visit: Riyadh and Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia
Dates of visit: 22-25 September 2019
Purpose of visit: Parliamentary fact finding visit to Saudi Aramco
facilities targeted in 14 September 2019 attack and receiving briefings on latest regional situation.
(Registered 14 October 2019)
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