Debbie Abrahams

Oldham East and Saddleworth Labour

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How Debbie Abrahams voted
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  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails

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Debbie Abrahams hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: New Clause 5 — Bank payroll tax 9 Apr 2014

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bone. It is a pleasure, too, to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Kilmarnock and Loudoun (Cathy Jamieson). I shall spend a few minutes building on the economic context that she described. Unfortunately, we have seen too much self-congratulation at the glimmers of economic recovery that the country is finally seeing, after three years...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: New Clause 5 — Bank payroll tax 9 Apr 2014

    My hon. Friend makes an excellent point. Yes, we need to be very clear about the interventions and programmes that can make a meaningful difference. I am sure that what we are suggesting in place of the youth contract, which is clearly ineffective, would fit the bill. The report said that one in five young people who were long-term unemployed felt that they had nothing worth living for, and...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: New Clause 5 — Bank payroll tax 9 Apr 2014

    I should like to make a quick point about the evidence that links entry-type jobs to future career progression. That evidence is weak, so my hon. Friend is right to say that a sustained approach needs to be taken. Is she also aware that a Prince’s Trust report on long-term youth unemployment shows that one in five young people who are long-term unemployed feel that they have nothing...

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Labour MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth

Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Education
  • International Development
  • Treasury
  • Work and Pensions
  • Vending Machines
  • Medical Records: Databases
  • Developing Countries: Health Services
  • Kashmir
  • Strychnine

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 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:
(a) Name of donor: UNISON North West
(a) Address of donor: Arena Point, 1 Hunts Bank Manchester M3 1UN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: printing of leaflets (value £3,150) Donor status: Trade Union
(a) (Registered 13 June 2013)
(a) Name of donor: UNISON North West
(a) Address of donor: Arena Point, 1 Hunts Bank Manchester M3 1UN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: printing of newsletter and leaflets (value £2,269)
(a) Donor status: Trade Union
(a) (Registered 8 January 2014)
(a)  8. Land and Property
(a) Joint ownership with my daughter of terraced house in Nottingham

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