Simon Christopher Danczuk (born 24 October 1966) is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Rochdale since 2010. Danczuk was co-founder with Ruth Turner of Urban Visions Limited, which traded as Vision Twentyone, a research, public affairs and communications consultancy. He has also held research positions at The Big Issue in the North, Opinion Research Corporation, Bolton Bury TEC and worked for academics at Lancaster University. He has written widely on topics such as democracy, homelessness, regeneration, drugs, housing and employment. Danczuk founded The Necessary Group, a campaign group of businessmen and politicians, which campaigned prior to the expected referenda for an elected Regional Assembly for the North West of England. Danczuk continued to be a director and majority shareholder in Urban Visions Limited after he became an MP, but it went into liquidation in June 2011. wiki
He writes regularly for the Daily Mail.
According to Social Investigations: "Fees from Cumberlege Connections Ltd, (See Rosie Cooper). Received fee of £300 for speaking at Fringe meeting of NHS Alliance Conference. Hours: 1.5 hrs (Registered 8 August 2012) March 2012 , received fee of £300 for speaking at Westminster Experience training workshop. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 8 August 2012) June 2012, received fee of £300 for speaking at Westminster Experience training workshop. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 8 August 2012) 11 September 2012, received fee of £300 for speaking at Westminster Experience training workshop. Hours: 1.5 hrs. Non-Executive Director, providing business advice for Shine-Bid Services Ltd – Company provides support for bids which include the areas of healthcare procurement and PFI." 
"On leaving Lancaster, Danczuk undertook sociological research with Roger Penn in Rochdale which gave him invaluable insight into his future parliamentary constituency. He went on to co-found Vision 21 - a research, public affairs and communications consultancy. He has also held research positions at the Big Issue in the North, the Opinion Research Corporation and Bolton Bury Training and Enterprise Council.
"His major interests - on which he has written - are democracy, homelessness, regeneration, drugs, housing and employment.These fuelled his growing involvement in the Labour Party. Prior to being selected for Labour in Rochdale in 2007, he was Campaign Manager for Janet Anderson, who retained her seat at Rossendale and Darwen in the 2005 general election." 
"MP for Rochdale Simon Danczuk has hit back at an article in Private Eye that seeks to embarrass him for taking a "second job" that pays him "£1,000 a month for a single days work" whilst "keenly supporting the coalition's plan for the unemployed to wait seven days before signing on". Mr Danczuk says he has not taken a second job, he was simply helping out an old friend and the amount he received in remuneration has been incorrectly reported. He said: "This is not a second job, it was a temporary arrangement that has now ended. I was simply helping an old friend out with her business and the figures that have been reported are not true."
From official register of Members' Financial Interests: "From 1 February 2013, Non-Executive Director, providing business advice for Shine-Bid Services Ltd, The Design Works, 93-99 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7EY. Remuneration of up to £1,000 per month, for 1 day per month. 2 May 2013, received £1,000. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 19 June 2013; updated 3 July 2013)."