Matt Rodda

Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Pensions)

Labour MP for Reading East


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Matt Rodda’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Fire Safety Remediation: Leaseholders 1 Mar 2021

    I am very grateful for the opportunity to add to this debate tonight. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Portsmouth South (Stephen Morgan) for his excellent speech, which covered a wide range of very serious issues that are faced by residents in towns and cities across the country. In my constituency in Reading and Woodley, we have exactly the same set of problems, which he so eloquently...
  • Pensions 1 Mar 2021

    I thank the Minister for his remarks. Auto-enrolment has proven to be one of the most positive developments for savers and in securing people’s long-term prosperity in recent memory. It was a Labour Government in 2008 who first introduced legislation to require auto-enrolment, and millions of people have benefited since. It is heartening that the current Government appreciate the value of...
  • Pensions 9 Feb 2021

    I thank the Minister for his generous introductory comments and for setting out the Government’s proposed approach. I thank DWP staff and, indeed, all those supporting pensioners for their work at this difficult time. Britain should be the best country in the world in which to grow old. One of the first responsibilities of Government is to ensure that there is a proper state pension, as a...

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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 Transport
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Social Security Benefits: Domestic Violence
  • Reading Prison
  • Additional Restrictions Grant and Local Restrictions Support Grant
  • Reading Prison: Sales
  • Highways Agency: Marketing

Currently held offices

  • 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: 1 Mar 2021.


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