How Tom Blenkinsop voted
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Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
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Tom Blenkinsop hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
Yesterday the Prime Minister had a meeting with north-east Lincolnshire Members of Parliament on the Scunthorpe steelworks site and the wider Tata long products divisional issue. As chair of the all-party parliamentary group for steel, I twice asked to attend that meeting and was twice refused. Will the Secretary of State please talk to the Prime Minister to see whether the APPG for steel can...
On a slightly different note, I wanted to raise one factor that was highlighted to me. There has not been one speech or one single contribution from a Scottish nationalist during the entire—
Proposed new section 6A(c) in amendment 8 states “changes in provisions relating to the national minimum wage improving other measures of pay in the labour market.” That obviously means that Labour wants better collective bargaining in workplaces. The best way of ensuring any minimum standard is to have collective bargaining on site as that would reduce the costs of enforcing the...
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Labour MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
- Innovation and Skills
- Communities and Local Government
- Fire Services
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- Regional Planning and Development
- Public Sector: Mutual Societies
- National Insurance Contributions
Currently held offices
- Member, Committee of Selection
- Opposition Whip (Commons)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Treasury Committee (4 Jul 2011 to 14 Nov 2011)
- Member, Standards and Privileges (22 Nov 2010 to 7 Nov 2011)
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 23 Jan 2012)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 10 Nov 2014.
(a) My wife and I jointly have shares in Balmoral Terrace (Saltburn by the Sea) Management Company Limited, which manages and maintains the building in which I live. I am also an unremunerated director of the company. (Registered 3 September 2012)
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