Gareth Thomas campaigned to remain in the European Union
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Gareth Thomas’s voting in Parliament
Gareth Thomas is a Labour/Co-operative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour/Co-operative MPs.
This is a selection of Gareth Thomas’s votes.
Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 10 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Consistently 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, 15 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2014
Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 12 votes against, between 2013–2016
Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
53 votes for, 9 votes against, 27 absences, between 2006–2017
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
2 votes for, 5 votes against, 6 absences, between 2011–2016
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Last updated: 8 Feb 2017
Mutualisation of the Royal Bank of Scotland Bill - 2nd reading – Gareth Thomas.
I do intend to withdraw the new clause. I am grateful to the Minister for the clarification; I think it is something that he should keep under review, but we have had a useful trip around the issue. I beg to ask leave to withdraw the motion.
Further to that point of order, Sir David. I echo the thanks to you and to Mr Gapes for chairing the Committee. The way that your interventions have been very helpfully timed to stop Members going off track is remarkable. You have the perfect knack of intervening at just the right moment to stop temptation getting the better of us.
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Labour/Co-operative MP for Harrow West
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Party was Labour until 30 Mar 2015
Topics of interest
- Innovation and Skills
- Cabinet Office
- Home Department
- Third Sector
- EU Law
- Departmental Responsibilities
Currently held offices
- Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (since 9 Oct 2016)
- Party Chair, Co-operative Party (since 1 Jul 2000)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (7 Oct 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (7 Oct 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
- Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
- Shadow Minister (International Development) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
- The Minister of State, Department for International Development (5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
- Minister of State (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (Trade, Investment and Consumer Affairs) (also Department for International Development) (5 Oct 2008 to 5 Jun 2009)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary(Department for International Development) (Trade Policy) (also Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (2 Jul 2007 to 5 Oct 2008)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (Trade and Consumer Affairs) (also Department for International Development) (2 Jul 2007 to 5 Oct 2008)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development (13 Jun 2003 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (12 Nov 1997 to 25 Nov 1999)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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