Yvonne Fovargue

MP, Makerfield

Makerfield Labour

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How Yvonne Fovargue voted
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  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
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Yvonne Fovargue hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • NHS (Ttip): Universal Credit 25 Nov 2014

    The Secretary of State has said that 40,000 people have made a claim and 17,850 are in payment, which is less than 1% of the total number affected. In my area, which is a pilot area, local charities that operate food banks say that delays in processing are a significant reason for single people applying for their help. How will the Secretary of State ensure an improvement in processing time...
  • Business of the House: Annual Energy Statement 6 Nov 2014

    Pre-payment meters are still causing problems for many of the most vulnerable customers. The problems include long delays in recalibrating the older meters when prices rise or fall, which leads to arrears or overpayments. The best deals are still not available for pre-payment customers and many do not know that they can switch suppliers for a much better deal. What steps is the Minister...

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Labour MP for Makerfield

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • Defence
  • Justice
  • Electronic Warfare
  • NHS: Negligence
  • Housing Benefit
  • Welfare Tax Credits
  • General Practitioners

Currently held offices

  • Member, Procedure Committee
  • Shadow Minister (Defence)
  • Member, Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Transport) (11 Jan 2013 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (7 Oct 2011 to 11 Jan 2013)
  • Member, Health Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 24 Oct 2011)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Nov 2014.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
Name of donor: USDAW
Address of donor: 188 Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6LJ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 10 December 2013)
Name of donor: USDAW
Address of donor: 188 Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6LJ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 26 March 2014)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: Finmeccanica UK Ltd
Address of donor: 8-10 Great George St London SW1P 3AE
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Helicopter flights to and from
Agusta Westland site at Yeovil for me, for a visit made as Shadow
Defence Minister; total value £1,150
Date of receipt of donation: 28 November 2013
Date of acceptance of donation: 28 November 2013
Donor status: company, registration no 5360430
(Registered 13 January 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: U.S. Mission to NATO through U.S. Embassy London
Address of donor: 24 Grosvenor Square; London W1K 6AH
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel, accommodation etc to a value of £850
Destination of visit: NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium
Date of visit: 5-7 March 2014
Purpose of visit: General study tour of NATO structure, capabilities, partnerships, and U.S. NATO’s mission within these parameters.
(Registered 7 April 2014)

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