As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.
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- 11th May to 2nd June 2020
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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.
- 10th June 2020 onwards
The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.
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Maria Eagle’s voting in Parliament
Maria Eagle is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a random selection of Maria Eagle’s votes.
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 47 votes against, 16 absences, between 2014–2022.
Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2007–2016.
Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
3 votes for, 17 votes against, 9 absences, between 2010–2022.
Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
1 vote for, 13 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2020.
Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
2 votes for, 5 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2020.
Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
12 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2003–2016.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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Maria Eagle has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Multi-Storey Car Parks (Safety) Bill: Second Reading – Maria Eagle. Private Members' Bills
Public Advocate (No. 2) Bill: Adjourned debate on Second Reading [15 July 2022] – Maria Eagle. Private Members' Bills
More of Maria Eagle’s recent appearances
Labour MP for Garston and Halewood
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Also represented Liverpool, Garston
Topics of interest
Maria Eagle campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Ministry of Defence
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Departmental Travel
- West Coast Railway Line: Franchises
- High Speed 2 Railway Line
- Departmental Public Transport
Currently held offices
- Member, National Security Bill Committee (since 29 Jun 2022)
- Member, British Sign Language Bill Committee (since 9 Feb 2022)
- Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (since 9 Feb 2022)
- Member, Approved Premises (Substance Testing) Bill Committee (since 8 Dec 2021)
- Member, Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [HL] Committee (since 1 Dec 2021)
- Member, Taxi and Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Bill (England and Wales) Committee (since 27 Oct 2021)
- Member, Joint Committee on the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act (since 10 Nov 2020)
- Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (since 6 Jul 2020)
- Member, Justice Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (12 May 2021 to 24 Jun 2021)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (5 Jan 2016 to 27 Jun 2016)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (14 Sep 2015 to 5 Jan 2016)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (7 Oct 2013 to 14 Sep 2015)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)
- Shadow Solicitor General (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
- Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
- Shadow Minister (Justice) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
- Minister of State (Ministry of Justice) (also in Government Equalities Office) (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Minister of State (Government Equalities Office) (also in the Ministry of Justice) (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Parliamentary Secretary (Government Equalities office) (also in the Ministry of Justice) (5 Oct 2008 to 9 Jun 2009)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice (2 Jul 2007 to 9 Jun 2009)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Skills) (Children and Families) (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (11 Jun 2001 to 10 May 2005)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (25 Jul 1997 to 29 Nov 1999)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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