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Barry Gardiner is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
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Last updated: 29 Sep 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.
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Will the Minister give way?
I am very grateful to the Minister. Speaking of the recommendations, the second most-supported at 94% was: “We need much more transparency in the relationship between big energy companies and the government, due to concerns over lobbying and influence”. His Department is responsible for that, so will he take that on board, because transparency is absolutely at the heart of gaining public...
Please do not worry, Madam Deputy Speaker, it is not my speech that I am holding. You and I have seen a lot of reports since we came into the House, and I have here the “Millennium Ecosystem Assessment”, the “UK National Ecosystem Assessment”, the “State of Nature” report, “Net Zero: The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming”, the “Clean Air Strategy 2019”,...
Labour MP for Brent North
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Barry Gardiner campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 23 Nov 2020.