Matt Rodda

Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Pensions)

Labour MP for Reading East

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Matt Rodda’s voting in Parliament

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

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Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Matt Rodda has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill 24 Nov 2021

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  • Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill 24 Nov 2021

    They are still open, yes. I am grateful to the Minister for his tour of Reading town centre, and I am also a big supporter of many of those businesses. Will he come and visit Reading with me to look at the specific issues that some of the local businesses face, in particular how some of our small businesses on our local high streets cope when there is no longer a bank?
  • Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill 24 Nov 2021

    Does the hon. Lady agree that the Government need to get on top of the supply-chain issues, particularly in our ongoing relationship with the European Union, the issues in Northern Ireland and the cross-channel issues? These could potentially have a serious impact on businesses and families this Christmas. It is high time the Government got on with developing a positive relationship with our...

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Labour MP for Reading East

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Ministry of Justice
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Transport
  • Merchant Shipping: Pensions
  • Housing: Construction
  • Pensions: Free Zones
  • Coronavirus: Screening
  • Reading Prison

Currently held offices

  • Member, Compensation (London Capital & Finance plc and Fraud Compensation Fund) Bill Committee (since 8 Jun 2021)
  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Pensions) (since 7 Jan 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Transport) (Buses) (12 Jan 2018 to 7 Jan 2021)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 15 Nov 2021.

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