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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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A selection of Tom Harris’s votes
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Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
1 vote for, 12 votes against, 9 absences, between 2008–2013.
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
7 votes for, 3 votes against, 1 absence, between 2004–2012.
Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2007–2015.
Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, 2 absences, between 2004–2011.
Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2015.
Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 9 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2013.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Tom Harris’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Tom Harris’s full vote analysis page for more.
Raif Badawi faces 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison because he wrote some articles with which his Government disagreed. Will the Prime Minister join me in condemning the barbaric and mediaeval regime of Saudi Arabia, and does he believe that our international alliances should be founded more on human rights and less on economic muscle?
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to ensure that European Commission proposals for reform of the European Copyright Framework do not undermine the principle that writers and other creators should be rewarded for their work.
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what impact the reclassification of Network Rail as a government body has had on (a) the financial position of the Government and (b) the financial position of Network Rail; and if he will make a statement.
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Former Labour MP for Glasgow South
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Also represented Glasgow Cathcart
Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- Marine Conservation Zones
- Asylum Seekers
- Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control
- Railways: Franchises
- Fossil Fuels: Reserves
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Transport Committee (1 Dec 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Administration Committee (1 Jul 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (15 May 2012 to 12 Jun 2013)
- Member, Administration Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 22 Nov 2010)
- Member, Transport Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 26 Nov 2012)
- Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (14 Nov 2007 to 18 Nov 2007)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (6 Sep 2006 to 5 Oct 2008)
- PPS (Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt, Secretary of State), Department of Health (10 Nov 2005 to 6 Sep 2006)
- PPS (Rt Hon John Spellar, Minister of State), Northern Ireland Office (13 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 1 Mar 2004)
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London W1P 3JA:
Payment of £75 for participation in April 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 11 June 2014)
Payment of £75 for participation in May-June 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 1 August 2014)
Payment of £75 for participation in July 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 13 October 2014)
Payment of £75 for participation in October 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 27 November 2014)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8RT, for opinion surveys:
Payment of £80 received on 4 June 2014 for participation in survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 9 June 2014)
Payments from Telegraph Media Group Limited, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0DT:
Payment of £200 for newspaper article. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 6 March 2015)
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