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
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Last updated: 16 Jan 2018
Before we begin, can everybody have their electronic devices switched to silent, please? As the Committee cannot consider the remaining clauses of the Bill until the House has agreed to a money resolution, I call Steve Reed, as the Member in charge of the Bill, to move that further consideration of the Bill be adjourned.
Syria 16 Apr 2018
That the butcher Assad and his Russian backers hold the lives of the Syrian people cheap is evidenced by the use of not only chemical weapons, but other weapons of war, siege and barrel bombs. Does the Prime Minister agree that, whatever happened this weekend, the hideous Syrian civil war is not “mission accomplished”? Does she agree that we urgently need to do more to raise 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
Karen Buck campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Work and Pensions
- Communities and Local Government
- Education and Skills
- Housing Benefit
- Social Rented Housing
- Social Security Benefits
- Children: Maintenance
Currently held offices
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 30 Oct 2017)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (since 22 Jun 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (28 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (14 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- 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 46 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Karen Buck’s speeches
- Has received answers to 11 written questions in the last year — below 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 87.59% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 498 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 16 Apr 2018.
Name of donor: APPG
on Population, Development and Reproductive Health
(with sponsorship from the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development)
Address of donor: House of Commons
, London SW1A 0AA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): International flights £588.89; internal flights £118; van hire £84; minicabs £39.15; hotels in Addis £267.20 and Axum £52.25; per diem £105; food and misc £137; visa £41.60; total £1,463.09
Destination of visit: Ethiopia (Addis Ababa
and refugee camp in Shire, Tigray Province)
Dates of visit: 5-11 November 2017
Purpose of visit: Ethiopian Study Tour concerning women's health.
(Registered 14 December 2017
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