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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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Jeremy Corbyn’s voting in Parliament
Jeremy Corbyn is a Independent MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Independent MPs.
However, Jeremy Corbyn sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
Jeremy Corbyn consistently voted against introducing foundation hospitals; comparable Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, in 2003. Independent, 9 votes, in 2003
Jeremy Corbyn generally voted for investigations into the Iraq war; comparable Labour MPs almost always voted against. Show votes
10 votes for, 1 vote against, 4 absences, between 2003–2016. Independent, 20 votes, between 2003–2016
Jeremy Corbyn generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system; comparable Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, 3 absences, between 2007–2016. Independent, 11 votes, between 2000–2019
Jeremy Corbyn generally voted for a transparent Parliament; comparable Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 2007–2009. Independent, 11 votes, between 2007–2009
Jeremy Corbyn consistently voted against the Iraq war; comparable Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, between 2002–2003. Independent, 6 votes, between 2002–2003
Jeremy Corbyn generally voted against introducing ID cards; comparable Labour MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
1 vote for, 12 votes against, 11 absences, between 2004–2006. Independent, 25 votes, between 2004–2006
Jeremy Corbyn almost always voted against Labour's anti-terrorism laws; comparable Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
2 votes for, 56 votes against, 11 absences, between 2001–2010. Independent, 81 votes, between 2001–2010
Jeremy Corbyn generally voted against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests; comparable Labour MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
1 vote for, 4 votes against, between 2008–2009. Independent, 5 votes, between 2008–2009
Jeremy Corbyn almost always voted against a stricter asylum system; comparable Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
1 vote for, 21 votes against, 8 absences, between 2002–2020. Independent, 38 votes, between 2002–2020
Jeremy Corbyn generally voted against requiring the mass retention of information about communications; comparable Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 4 absences, between 2014–2016. Independent, 9 votes, between 2009–2016
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I welcome this debate and congratulate the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion (Caroline Lucas) not only on securing it but on all the work she has done over many years to bring environmental issues to the fore in this House. I also thank my right hon. Friend the Member for Newcastle upon Tyne East (Mr Brown) for drawing attention to the fact that, on May Day 2019, this House became the...
I thank the hon. Lady for her excellent speech. Following that point, at COP26 do we need to get proper funding for technology transfer to the poorest countries in the world, which need such technology to protect their environments? Unfortunately, the signs following covid, where there has not been a proper sharing of vaccines or vaccine knowledge, are not good. We have to internationalise...
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the amount of waste material imported from Europe burned on a daily basis by in incinerators in the UK.
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Independent MP for Islington North
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election
Party was Labour until 28 Oct 2020
Topics of interest
Jeremy Corbyn campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Home Department
- Western Sahara
- British Indian Ocean Territory
- Nuclear Weapons
Other offices held in the past
- Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition (12 Sep 2015 to 4 Apr 2020)
- Leader of the Labour Party (12 Sep 2015 to 4 Apr 2020)
- Member, Justice Committee (16 May 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, London Regional Select Committee (14 Dec 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Social Security Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 18 Oct 2021.
I am likely to benefit from a legal fund managed by JBC
Defence Ltd which was set up on 16 October 2020 to help meet any legal costs which I or my supporters incur in relation to allegations of defamation. (Registered 30 October 2020)
From 13 October 2020, unpaid director of the Peace and Justice Project
, a company limited by guarantee, of 12 Constance St, E16 2DQ, and launched on 17 January 2021. The company promotes peace and justice issues, both domestic and international. (Registered 26 February 2021)
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