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- 11th May to 2nd June 2020
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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Naomi Long’s votes
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Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
1 vote for, 5 votes against, 4 absences, between 2010–2013.
Voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2010.
Voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2012.
Generally voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, 3 absences, between 2011–2014.
Generally voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, 11 absences, between 2011–2014.
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Naomi Long’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Naomi Long’s full vote analysis page for more.
Alliance MLA for Belfast East, Former Alliance MP for Belfast East
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Entered the Assembly on 26 November 2003 — General election
Topics of interest
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- International Development
- Northern Ireland
- Home Department
- Developing Countries: Water
- Religious Freedom
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (11 Oct 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
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