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.
However, Karen Buck sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
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: 22 Feb 2017
Short and Holiday-Let Accommodation (Notification of Local Authorities) Bill - 2nd reading – Karen Buck.
In my home borough of Westminster—which includes Westminster station, where, as has been mentioned, we see rough sleepers—the level of rough sleeping has soared. The Westminster council area alone contains a third of all the rough sleepers in London. The council has just cut—indeed slashed—its rough sleeping budget. Does the Secretary of State believe that that will...
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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 Security Benefits
- Social Rented Housing
- Children: Maintenance
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 42 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Karen Buck’s speeches
- Has received answers to 9 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 70.24% 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.
- 154 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Karen Buck’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 475 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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