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Alan Whitehead’s voting in Parliament
Alan Whitehead 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 Alan Whitehead’s votes.
Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2019.
Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 10 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2020.
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
12 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2011–2016.
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.
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, 4 absences, between 2010–2020.
Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
3 votes for, 20 votes against, 4 absences, between 2010–2019.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
I welcome the proposals to extend the decent homes standard in the private rented sector in the just published, “A fairer private rented sector” White Paper. Is it the Government’s intention to include their stated targets on private rented sector energy efficiency in homes in the decent homes standard? If they do that, what sanctions will the Government be proposing for landlords who...
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a dedicated hydrogen transmission network to move excess renewable energy across the UK in the form of green hydrogen; if he will publish that assessment; and whether he is taking steps to facilitate development of a dedicated hydrogen transmission network across...
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Labour MP for Southampton, Test
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Topics of interest
Alan Whitehead campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Energy and Climate Change
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Green Homes Grant Scheme
- Energy: Meters
- Energy Company Obligation
- Renewable Energy
- Heating: Housing
Currently held offices
- Shadow Minister (Climate Change and Net Zero) (since 4 Dec 2021)
- Member, Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill Committee (since 9 Nov 2021)
- Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Climate Change) (since 10 Oct 2016)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (10 Oct 2016 to 4 Dec 2021)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (12 Sep 2016 to 28 Nov 2016)
- Shadow Minister (Energy and Climate Change) (18 Sep 2015 to 28 Jun 2016)
- Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 30 Nov 2015)
- Member, Committee on Standards: Standards Review Sub-Committee (10 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Committee of Privileges (7 Jan 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Committee on Standards (7 Jan 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (19 Jan 2009 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Draft Marine Bill (Joint Committee) (8 May 2008 to 22 Jul 2008)
- Member, Justice Committee (6 Nov 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Draft Climate Change Bill (Joint Committee) (18 Mar 2007 to 3 Aug 2007)
- Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 7 Jan 2013)
- Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (28 Jan 2003 to 6 Nov 2007)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Transport, Local Government and Regions) (11 Jun 2001 to 28 May 2002)
- Member, Environment Sub-committee (15 Jul 1997 to 6 Dec 1999)
- Member, Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 6 Dec 1999)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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