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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Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 29 Oct 2021

    Childcare Bill: Second Reading – Matt Rodda. Private Members' Bills
  • Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Joint Committee 15 Sep 2021

    It is a pleasure to follow my right hon. Friend the Member for North Durham (Mr Jones). I start by paying tribute to all those who served in Operation Pitting: the armed forces personnel who served so bravely and the civilians who were also present in country doing such an excellent job in very trying circumstances. I also pay tribute to all those who gave their lives during the whole...
  • Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Joint Committee 15 Sep 2021

    There are 100 people with a connection to my seat in Reading who are still stuck in Afghanistan. My hon. Friend has spoken eloquently about the plight of these people, who urgently need our help. Does she agree that the Government should have taken much earlier action to secure access at land borders to get these people out?

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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 Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Merchant Shipping: Pensions
  • Housing: Construction
  • Pensions: Free Zones
  • Reading Prison
  • Additional Restrictions Grant and Local Restrictions Support Grant

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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Last updated: 6 Sep 2021.


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