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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.
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
11 votes for, 5 votes against, between 1997–2017.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
104 votes for, 15 votes against, 32 absences, between 2006–2020.
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 43 votes against, 9 absences, between 2014–2016.
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 against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 7 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2020.
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.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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Alan Whitehead has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2022 to Question 16806 on Simple Energy: Insolvency, what was the source of the payments from Simple Energy to Sequoia Investments referenced in the Monthly Investor Report from Sequoia Investment Group dated 29 April 2022.
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the total spending on external consultancy by the Department was to support the delivery of (a) the Nuclear Sector Deal, (b) the Offshore Wind Sector Deal and (c) the North Sea Transition Deal.
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the total spending of the Department on staff resource was to support the delivery of (a) the Nuclear Sector Deal, (b) the Offshore Wind Sector Deal and (c) the North Sea Transition Deal.
More of Alan Whitehead’s recent appearances
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)
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