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John Martin McDonnell is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
However, John Martin McDonnell sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of John Martin McDonnell’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit John Martin McDonnell’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the the report by Friends, Families and Travellers entitled Suicide Prevention in Gypsy and Traveller communities in England and its findings that (a) only five out of 79 local authority suicide prevention plans mention Gypsy and Traveller communities and (b)...
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the closure of schools and related school feeding programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa on (a) girls and (b) all children in that region.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that food shortages and famine across Sub-Saharan Africa do not result in an increase in sexual exploitation of adolescent girls.
Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
John Martin McDonnell campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 26 Oct 2020.
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