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Mark Hendrick’s voting in Parliament
Mark Hendrick 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 Mark Hendrick’s votes.
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, 7 votes against, 10 absences, between 2011–2018
Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 4 votes against, 4 absences, between 2010–2020
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
1 vote for, 40 votes against, 12 absences, between 2011–2016
Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
2 votes for, 3 votes against, between 2004–2011
Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
2 votes for, 15 votes against, 8 absences, between 2010–2019
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
3 votes for, 9 votes against, 2 absences, between 2003–2016
Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.
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To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he took to ensure that (a) women and (b) ethnic minorities were represented in shaping the Government's covid-19 response (i) planning and (ii) decision-making.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason prior to the publication of the 2 June 2020 Public Health England report entitled Disparities on the risk and outcomes of COVID-19 a section was removed which included evidence from more than 1,000 organisations and individuals suggesting that discrimination and poorer life chances played a part in the increased risk of...
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend eligibility criteria to new starters who missed the date for enrolment in the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme due to (a) the date of starting a new job and (b) their employer’s choice of timing in submitting paperwork to HMRC.
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Labour/Co-operative MP for Preston
Entered the House of Commons on 23 November 2000 — Byelection
Party was Labour until 14 May 2001; Labour/Co-operative until 11 Apr 2005; Labour until 30 Mar 2015
Topics of interest
Mark Hendrick campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department of Health
- Home Office
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Revenue and Customs: Preston
- Universal Credit
- Police: North West
- Churches: Blackburn
Currently held offices
- Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (since 6 Jul 2020)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (since 23 Mar 2020)
- Member, International Trade Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, International Trade Committee (2 Jul 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee (5 Jan 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill (Commons) Committee (7 Jul 2015 to 22 Feb 2016)
- Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (18 Jun 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Opposition Assistant Whip (Commons) (8 Oct 2010 to 18 Mar 2013)
- Member, International Development Committee (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- PPS (Rt Hon Jack Straw, Lord Chancellor & Secretary of State), Ministry of Justice (30 Dec 2008 to 16 Jan 2009)
- PPS (Rt Hon Jack Straw, Lord Chancellor), Ministry of Justice (28 Jun 2007 to 27 Nov 2008)
- PPS (Rt Hon Margaret Beckett, Secretary of State), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- PPS (Rt Hon Margaret Beckett, Secretary of State), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (10 Nov 2005 to 8 May 2006)
- PPS (Rt Hon Margaret Beckett, Secretary of State), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (13 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (25 Jan 2001 to 14 Jun 2004)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: Chinese Consul General
Address of donor: Denison House, 71 Denison Rd, Manchester M14 5RX
Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two Chinese visas, valid from 5 December 2018 to 5 December 2023, total value £340 (£170 each)
Date received: 11 December 2018
Date accepted: 11 December 2018
Donor status: other
(Registered 17 January 2019; updated 29 January 2019)
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