Jeremy Corbyn

Former MP, Islington North

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Islington North Labour

Trade Union Regulation

There have been votes in Parliament on the way trade unions are regulated, including on the law related to industrial action and strike ballots.

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Jeremy Corbyn consistently voted against more restrictive regulation of trade union activity

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about more restrictive regulation of trade union activity:

  • On 9 Jan 2008: Jeremy Corbyn voted no on Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill — Preventing prison officers from taking industrial action Show vote
  • On 22 Oct 2010: Jeremy Corbyn acted as teller for a vote on Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2015: Jeremy Corbyn voted against requiring a 50% turnout in order to make a strike ballot valid and against other aspects of increased regulation of trade union activity. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Jeremy Corbyn voted yes on Trade Union Bill — New Clause 2 — Workplace Ballots and Ballots by Electronic Means Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Jeremy Corbyn voted against requiring the appointment of a picket supervisor and against requiring them to be identified to, and contactable by, the police. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Jeremy Corbyn voted against requiring a 50% turnout in order to make a strike ballot valid and against other aspects of increased regulation of trade union activity. Show vote
  • On 24 Jan 2017: Jeremy Corbyn was absent for a vote on Industrial Action (Protection of Critical National Services) Bill Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Jeremy Corbyn voted against requiring the support of 40% of those entitled to vote in a ballot for industrial action by state school teachers to be required for such action to be lawful. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Jeremy Corbyn voted not to require the support of 40% of those eligible to vote in ballots for strike action by key transport workers, including staff working on railways, airport security, air traffic control and London buses, for such action to be lawful. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Jeremy Corbyn voted against requiring the support of 40% of those entitled to vote in a ballot for industrial action by border security workers to be required for such action to be lawful. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Jeremy Corbyn voted against requiring the support of 40% of those entitled to vote in a ballot for industrial action by border security workers to be required for such action to be lawful. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Jeremy Corbyn voted against requiring the support of 40% of those entitled to vote in a ballot for industrial action by key fire service workers to be required for such action to be lawful. Show vote

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