Margaret Beckett’s voting in Parliament
Margaret Beckett is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Margaret Beckett’s votes.
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 4 absences, between 2010–2016
Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, 1 absence, between 2004–2011
Almost always 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, 13 votes against, 5 absences, between 2011–2018
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 2015–2016
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 6 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Almost always voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 9 votes against, 3 absences, between 2013–2016
Last updated: 4 Sep 2019.
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I shall seek to be extremely brief, Mr Speaker, because I have been fortunate enough to catch your eye before on these matters. One of the merits of last week’s indicative vote process was that the arguments for each option, and also the prime concerns, have become much clearer. Discussions on the proposal for a confirmatory ballot devised by my hon. Friends the Member for Hove (Peter...
I agree that that would make it infinitely easier. The EU might be convinced of that on the basis of our wanting to hold such a vote, but I totally accept my hon. Friend’s point. This is all based on us trying, if humanly possible, to get such a deal.
I am trying to be brief, but all right.
More of Margaret Beckett’s recent appearances
Labour MP for Derby South
Entered the House of Commons on 10 October 1974 — General election
Also represented Lincoln
Topics of interest
Margaret Beckett campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Cabinet Office
- Department for Education
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock
- Agency Social Workers: Fees and Charges
- Rolling Stock: Procurement
- GCHQ: Staff
- Agency Social Workers
Currently held offices
- Chair, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (since 20 Nov 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (30 Oct 2017 to 20 Nov 2017)
- Chair, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (14 Dec 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (30 Nov 2015 to 14 Dec 2015)
- Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Jan 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Chair, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (9 Feb 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (13 Jan 2010 to 9 Feb 2010)
- Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Housing) (3 Oct 2008 to 5 Jun 2009)
- Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (29 Jan 2008 to 31 Oct 2008)
- Foreign Secretary (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (8 Jun 2001 to 5 May 2006)
- Chair, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (29 Jul 1998 to 11 May 2001)
- Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (Privy Council Office) (27 Jul 1998 to 8 Jun 2001)
- The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (2 May 1997 to 27 Jul 1998)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Health (21 Jul 1994 to 1 Jan 1995)
- Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition (12 May 1994 to 21 Jul 1994)
- Leader of the Labour Party (12 May 1994 to 21 Jul 1994)
- Deputy Leader of the Labour Party (10 Apr 1992 to 12 May 1994)
- Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (9 Apr 1992 to 12 May 1994)
- Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (1 Jul 1989 to 9 Apr 1992)
- Shadow Minister (Social Security) (1 Jun 1984 to 1 Jun 1989)
- Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Aug 1980 to 31 Jul 1981)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Education and Science) (1 Jan 1976 to 1 Jan 1979)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (1 Jan 1975 to 1 Jan 1976)
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