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Karen Buck’s voting in Parliament
Karen Buck is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
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Karen Buck generally voted against the Iraq war, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
Karen Buck generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes
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Last updated: 8 Feb 2017
French centres are closing, and there are children in Dunkirk—in today’s freezing weather—who have families in this country and were hoping to be considered. Will their needs be assessed if the Dubs scheme is not closed? If not, what does the Home Secretary expect will happen to them?
Constituencies such as mine will be stripped of desperately needed social housing by the proposals in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 for the forced sale of high-value properties. In the spirit of what the right hon. Gentleman is saying today and the White Paper, can he confirm that he will no longer proceed with that policy?
I am grateful for the opportunity to have this short debate on the impact of funding changes on London’s schools. I apologise to the Minister for his drawing the short straw of having to respond to a debate at midnight, although I suspect that this will be the first of many such debates. London Members of Parliament have some grave concerns, although I know that other parts of the...
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Labour MP for Westminster North
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Also represented Regent's Park and Kensington North
Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Communities and Local Government
- Education and Skills
- Housing Benefit
- Social Security Benefits
- Social Rented Housing
- Council Tax Benefits
Currently held offices
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 28 Oct 2015)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (since 14 Oct 2015)
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (since 8 Jul 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Education) (7 Oct 2011 to 16 Apr 2013)
- Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 2 Nov 2010)
- Chair, London Regional Select Committee (15 Dec 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, London Regional Select Committee (14 Dec 2009 to 15 Dec 2009)
- Member, Children, Schools and Families Committee (2 Nov 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (17 Jul 2006 to 14 Dec 2009)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (10 May 2005 to 16 Mar 2006)
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)
- Member, Committee of Selection (3 Dec 1998 to 5 Nov 2001)
- Member, Social Security Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 43 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Karen Buck’s speeches
- Has received answers to 16 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 70.47% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 19 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 158 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Karen Buck’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 473 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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