Debbie Abrahams

Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

Oldham East and Saddleworth Labour

Debbie Abrahams’s voting in Parliament

Debbie Abrahams is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a selection of Debbie Abrahams’s votes.

  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs
  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes

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Debbie Abrahams never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Supported Housing 11 Feb 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Minister for Disabled People's contribution on housing benefit and supported housing of 27 January 2016, Official Report, column 326, how he defines all supported housing; when the one-year exemption referred to in that debate will begin; and if he will consider exempting supported housing permanently from the rent reduction...
  • Police Grant Report (England and Wales) 10 Feb 2016

    My hon. Friend might have heard me ask the Minister to comment on burglaries in Saddleworth, in which there has been almost a 50% increase. Does he wish to comment on what the Minister said? Greater Manchester police have just confirmed that there has been a reduction of 2,000 front-line posts.
  • Police Grant Report (England and Wales) 10 Feb 2016


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Labour MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth

Entered the House of Commons on 14 January 2011 — Byelection

Topics of interest

  • Department of Health
  • Health
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Education
  • International Development
  • Vending Machines
  • Kashmir
  • Children: Maintenance
  • Universal Credit
  • Medical Records: Databases

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (since 18 Sep 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 26 Oct 2015)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (27 Jun 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Dec 2015.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: UNISON
Address of donor: Arena Point, 1 Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1UN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: paid for printing of newsletters (£1,471.72) and outcards (£311.22); total £1,782.94

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 11 March 2015)
Name of donor: UNISON North West
Address of donor: Arena Point, 1 Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1UN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: printing of leaflets; value £1,812.98

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 21 May 2015)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Joint ownership with my daughter of terraced house in Nottingham: (i)

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