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Tony Lloyd’s voting in Parliament
Tony Lloyd is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
However, Tony Lloyd sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
Tony Lloyd generally voted against introducing foundation hospitals; comparable Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, 2 absences, in 2003. Labour, 9 votes, in 2003
Tony Lloyd consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system; comparable Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2007. Labour, 5 votes, between 2000–2019
Tony Lloyd consistently voted against the Iraq war; comparable Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2002–2003. Labour, 6 votes, between 2002–2003
Tony Lloyd generally voted against use of UK military forces in combat operations overseas; comparable Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2002–2011. Labour, 10 votes, between 2001–2011
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Tony Lloyd has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Like the hon. Member, I believe that, had there been action in the past, we may not have needed to be here today. He said that the search for truth by the families of victims is valid, but he also said that little can be done now. We recently had the Ballymurphy inquest, which came to a definitive conclusion and gave some truth to the victims’ families. On that basis, will he at least...
Anybody in the House who takes legislation seriously ought to start from the presumption that operating tactically is a dangerous process. It is short-sighted and for the short term. However, in the context of Northern Ireland, it is not simply foolish, but very, very dangerous. We know about the forces that have been unleashed in Northern Ireland in recent times. The rhetoric in the election...
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Labour MP for Rochdale
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election
Also represented Manchester Central; Stretford
Topics of interest
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Members: Correspondence
- Asylum Seekers
- Mental Health
Currently held offices
- Member, International Trade Committee (since 13 Jul 2021)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland (19 Dec 2019 to 6 Apr 2020)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (23 Mar 2018 to 28 Apr 2020)
- Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (Housing) (9 Jan 2018 to 23 Mar 2018)
- Shadow Minister (Housing) (3 Jul 2017 to 9 Jan 2018)
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 28 Nov 2011)
- Member, North West Regional Select Committee (4 Mar 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, North West Regional Select Committee (3 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Chair, Parliamentary Labour Party (5 Dec 2006 to 6 May 2010)
- Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (6 May 1997 to 29 Jul 1999)
- Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (1 Jul 1995 to 1 May 1997)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Jul 1994 to 1 Jul 1995)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jul 1992 to 1 Jul 1994)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jul 1988 to 1 Jul 1992)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Transport) (1 Jul 1988 to 1 Jul 1989)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jul 1986 to 1 Jul 1987)
- Member, Home Affairs: Sub-Committee on Race Relations & Immigration (15 May 1985 to 5 May 1987)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (18 Apr 1985 to 5 May 1987)
- Member, Social Services Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 18 Apr 1985)
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