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Siobhain McDonagh’s voting in Parliament
Siobhain McDonagh 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 Siobhain McDonagh’s votes.
Generally voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 13 votes against, 5 absences, between 2012–2018.
Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 9 votes against, 3 absences, between 2010–2020.
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 41 votes against, 11 absences, between 2014–2016.
Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2007–2016.
Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
2 votes for, 4 votes against, 3 absences, between 2010–2020.
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
1 vote for, 5 votes against, 7 absences, between 2011–2016.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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Siobhain McDonagh has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
When the timetable is drawn up for that consultation, will the Minister or her colleagues make Members aware so that they can make contributions? It seems to me that, where someone dies in a road traffic accident and the driver is found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, it would be entirely reasonable to have a blanket law that applies to everybody to withdraw the driver’s...
I beg to move, That this House has considered driving licences and dangerous drivers. I am grateful to the Minister for her time today, given the sensitivity of the issues that we will be discussing. While the debate could have been called on behalf of any of the estimated 1,390 families who so very sadly lost a loved one to a road death in the last year, it is because of a grieving family in...
I completely agree with the hon. Gentleman. The change should apply across the countries of the United Kingdom. Carol and her grieving family will be listening carefully to the Minister’s answer. In preparing for the debate, I was interested to see that similar calls were made in this very Chamber in January, in a debate about police powers to suspend driving licences. It was heartbreaking...
More of Siobhain McDonagh’s recent appearances
Labour MP for Mitcham and Morden
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Topics of interest
Siobhain McDonagh campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Department for Education
- Home Department
- Home Office
- In Vitro Fertilisation
- Remote Education: ICT
- Breakfast Clubs
- Remote Education: Computer Software
- Deportation: Tamils
Currently held offices
- Member, Treasury Committee (since 11 May 2020)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (since 15 Jan 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Panel of Chairs (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Women and Equalities Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 13 Jun 2016)
- Member, Education Committee (10 Sep 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, London Regional Select Committee (14 Dec 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (2 Jul 2007 to 12 Sep 2008)
- PPS (Rt Hon John Reid, Secretary of State), Home Office (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- PPS (Rt Hon John Reid, Secretary of State), Ministry of Defence (10 Nov 2005 to 8 May 2006)
- Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) (14 Nov 2002 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Health and Social Care Committee (27 Nov 2000 to 12 Jul 2005)
- Member, Social Security Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 28 Nov 1997)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
- Chairman, Nationality and Borders Bill Committee (8 out of 15)
- Chairman, Nationality and Borders Committee (0 out of 1)
- Chairman, Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Chairman, Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Finance Bill Committee (5 out of 10)
- Chairman, National Insurance Contributions (Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonials) Bill Committee (1 out of 2)
- Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill Committee (1 out of 2)
- Chairman, Overseas Electors Bill Committee (1 out of 4)
- Chairman, Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- MARRIAGE (SAME SEX COUPLES) BILL Committee (9 out of 13)
- Localism Bill Committee (14 out of 24)
- Crime and Security Bill Committee (7 out of 12)
- Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Holocaust (Stolen Art) Restitution Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Climate Change Bill Committee (10 out of 10)
- Serious Crime Bill Committee (3 out of 9)
- Greater London Authority Bill Committee (9 out of 9)
- National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee (2 out of 4)
- Police and Justice Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill Committee (6 out of 6)
- Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill Committee (5 out of 10)
- Inquiries Bill Committee (0 out of 3)
- Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Health Protection Agency Bill Committee (2 out of 3)
- Gender Recognition Bill Committee (3 out of 6)
- Children Bill Committee (6 out of 8)
- Crime (International Co-operation) Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Planning and Compulsory Purchase (Re-committed) Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Anti-social Behaviour Bill Committee (11 out of 12)
- Criminal Justice and Police Bill Committee (8 out of 15)
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