As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.
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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 Janet Anderson’s votes
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Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 10 votes against, between 2003–2007.
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2007.
Voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2004–2010.
Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
35 votes for, 0 votes against, 7 absences, between 2006–2009.
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
4 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 1999–2007.
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
9 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 1997–2004.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Janet Anderson’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Janet Anderson’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for what reasons his Department requested Lancashire county council to remove Whitworth Community High School from its Building Schools for the Future bid.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons entitlement to free passports for those over the age of 80 years was withdrawn; and if he will make a statement.
Mrs. Ellman, as Chairman of the Select Committee, do you wish to respond? You have another opportunity to speak if you wish, with leave of the House.
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Former Labour MP for Rossendale and Darwen
Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
Topics of interest
- Culture Media and Sport
- Trade and Industry
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Deputy Prime Minister
- Warm Front Scheme
- Wind Farms
- Mobile Phones
- Intellectual Property Rights
- Food Standards Agency
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Administration Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Culture, Media & Sport Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Catering Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Draft Gambling Bill (Joint Committee) (28 May 2004 to 21 Sep 2004)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Culture, Media & Sport (28 Jul 1998 to 11 Jun 2001)
- Government Whip (6 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
- Chairman, Children, Schools and Families Bill Committee (4 out of 12)
- Chairman, Pensions Bill Committee (9 out of 20)
- Chairman, Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Bill Committee (1 out of 4)
- Chairman, Equality Bill Committee (3 out of 8)
- Chairman, Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill Committee (4 out of 9)
- Chairman, Merchant Shipping (Pollution) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Council Tax (New Valuation Lists for England) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Road Safety Bill Committee (4 out of 9)
- Chairman, Identity Cards Bill Committee (2 out of 8)
- Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill Committee (14 out of 23)
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