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We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.
Clive Efford is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
However, Clive Efford sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Clive Efford’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Clive Efford’s full vote analysis page for more.
What recent discussions he has had with the Colombian Government on the policing of protests and incidents of violence against protesters in that country.
I am grateful for that answer, but the truth is that the UK Government are providing extensive training and support to Colombian police, despite evidence of extensive police brutality, with up to 43 people allegedly murdered, a catalogue of sexual assaults and people being blinded by having tear gas canisters fired in their face. Will the Minister commit to publishing full overseas security...
Infection rates are at their highest since January, and the Health Secretary has said that he expects a spike following the relaxation of regulations today. So how can it be responsible of the Government not to require people to wear masks on transport? People spend long periods next to one another on planes, trains, the undergrounds and buses, so how can it be responsible not to require...
Labour MP for Eltham
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Clive Efford campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 26 Jul 2021.