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- 11th May to 2nd June 2020
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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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John Martin McDonnell’s voting in Parliament
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:
John Martin McDonnell consistently voted against introducing foundation hospitals; most current Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, in 2003. Labour, 9 votes, in 2003
John Martin McDonnell generally voted for investigations into the Iraq war; most current Labour MPs almost always voted against. Show votes
9 votes for, 1 vote against, 5 absences, between 2003–2016. Labour, 20 votes, between 2003–2016
John Martin McDonnell consistently voted against the Iraq war; most current Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, between 2002–2003. Labour, 6 votes, between 2002–2003
John Martin McDonnell generally voted against introducing ID cards; most current Labour MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
6 votes for, 13 votes against, 5 absences, between 2004–2006. Labour, 25 votes, between 2004–2006
John Martin McDonnell almost always voted against Labour's anti-terrorism laws; most current Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
3 votes for, 45 votes against, 22 absences, between 2001–2010. Labour, 81 votes, between 2001–2010
John Martin McDonnell consistently voted against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests; most current Labour MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, between 2008–2009. Labour, 5 votes, between 2008–2009
John Martin McDonnell generally voted against requiring the mass retention of information about communications; most current Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2009–2016. Labour, 9 votes, between 2009–2016
John Martin McDonnell generally voted against new high speed rail infrastructure; most current Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, 4 absences, between 2013–2019. Labour, 9 votes, between 2013–2019
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.
John Martin McDonnell has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
I pay tribute to Equity, the Public and Commercial Services Union, the Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union and all those trade unions that have worked so hard throughout the pandemic to ensure that their members are properly represented and that the plight of the workers in the cultural sector has been exposed. The majority of Equity’s members have had all or most...
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of non-senior civil service BAME staff employed by the Competition and Markets Authority is eligible for a performance related pay bonus for the financial year 2019-20; and how that proportion directly compares to the proportion of non-BAME staff that are eligible for that bonus.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the Average Working Days Lost for civil servants working in the Debt Management directorate of HMRC in (a) 2018, (b) 2019 and (c) 2020.
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Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Topics of interest
John Martin McDonnell campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Department
- Communities and Local Government
- Departmental Pay
- Fire Services
- National Offender Management Service
- Departmental Sustainable Development
- Tonnage Tax
Currently held offices
- Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (since 22 Feb 2021)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (14 Sep 2015 to 5 Apr 2020)
- Member, Justice Committee (25 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) (17 Oct 2001 to 14 Nov 2002)
- Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 11 Apr 2002)
- Member, Deregulation Committee (19 Mar 1999 to 11 May 2001)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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