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John Healey’s voting in Parliament
John Healey 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 John Healey’s votes, where they voted similarly to their party.
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
8 votes for, 5 votes against, 3 absences, between 1997–2017.
Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2007–2016.
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
13 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2016.
Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2019.
Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
8 votes for, 2 votes against, 4 absences, between 2003–2016.
Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
2 votes for, 7 votes against, between 2010–2020.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his oral contribution of 21 September 2021, Official Report, column 151, whether he will offer a Privy Council briefing on the security situation on the ground in Afghanistan.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2021 to Question 52414, how many and what proportion of his Department's staff have received their refresher training for information security.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what year he estimates the (a) Type 26, (b) Type 31 and (c) Type 32 will enter service.
More of John Healey’s recent appearances
Labour MP for Wentworth and Dearne
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Also represented Wentworth
Topics of interest
John Healey campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Ministry of Housing
- Communities and Local Government
- Ministry of Defence
- Department for Communities and Local Government
- Communities and Local Government
- Housing: Construction
- Performance Appraisal
- Telephone Services
- Affordable Housing: Construction
- Grenfell Tower: Fires
Currently held offices
- Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (since 6 Apr 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Secretary of State for Housing (9 Jan 2018 to 6 Apr 2020)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Housing (7 Oct 2016 to 9 Jan 2018)
- Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning) (14 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Health (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
- Shadow Minister (Housing) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
- The Minister for Housing (5 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (2 Nov 2007 to 12 Oct 2009)
- Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Local Government) (29 Jun 2007 to 5 Jun 2009)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (20 Jul 2005 to 19 Nov 2007)
- The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (10 May 2005 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Member, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee) (20 Dec 2004 to 12 Jan 2009)
- The Economic Secretary to the Treasury (30 May 2002 to 10 May 2005)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Skills) (11 Jun 2001 to 30 May 2002)
- Member, Employment Sub-committee (23 Jul 1997 to 29 Nov 1999)
- Member, Education & Employment Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 29 Nov 1999)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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