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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Albert Owen’s votes
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Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
101 votes for, 18 votes against, 28 absences, between 2006–2019.
Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 11 votes against, 1 absence, between 2013–2016.
Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
10 votes for, 3 votes against, 1 absence, between 2003–2016.
Generally voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 9 absences, between 2012–2016.
Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
3 votes for, 20 votes against, 4 absences, between 2010–2019.
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Albert Owen’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Albert Owen’s full vote analysis page for more.
My hon. Friend is talking about the Chancellor’s opening speech in which he tried to mock Labour’s nationalisation plans, saying that we would even go as far as nationalising travel agents. I remind him that Thomas Cook made a profit when it was in public ownership between 1948 and 1972, but it went bankrupt under this Government, with people losing their jobs and their holidays.
This will be my last Queen’s Speech after 18 years in this place, as I have announced that I will not be standing at the next general election. I will miss some things, but not jumping up and down for hours to get the opportunity to speak—I have to say that I have not enjoyed that at all. Let me begin with the withdrawal agreement and Brexit itself, because it will have a huge impact on...
The hon. Lady makes an important point about different devolved Administrations going at difference paces, but we have actually seen cuts to energy-efficiency measures in England, whereas Scotland spends four times more on energy efficiency, Wales spends twice as much and Northern Ireland, which does not even have a Government, spends one and a half times more than the UK.
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Former Labour MP for Ynys Môn
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Albert Owen campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Department for Culture Media and Sport
- Avian Influenza
- Legal Aid Scheme: Wales
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (22 Jun 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (14 Jul 2015 to 28 Jun 2016)
- Member, International Development Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 20 Feb 2017)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (20 Oct 2010 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (6 Mar 2006 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Accommodation and works Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 17 Jul 2005)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
- Chairman, Finance (No. 2) Bill Committee (4 out of 6)
- Chairman, Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill Committee (16 out of 32)
- Chairman, Bus Services Bill Committee (2 out of 3)
- Chairman, Savings (Government Contributions) Bill Committee (0 out of 5)
- Farriers (Registration) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Chairman, Immigration Bill Committee (8 out of 15)
- Chairman, Investigatory Powers Bill Committee (9 out of 16)
- Chairman, Welfare Reform and Work Bill Committee (5 out of 11)
- Chairman, Policing and Crime Bill Committee (3 out of 13)
- Chairman, Defence Reform Bill Committee (8 out of 14)
- Chairman, Inheritance and Trustees' Powers Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Mobile Homes Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Energy Bill Committee (14 out of 16)
- Daylight Saving Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Marriage (Wales) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Grocery Market Ombudsman Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Energy Bill Committee (13 out of 15)
- Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill Committee (11 out of 11)
- Employment Relations Bill Committee (5 out of 9)
- Hunting (Re-committed) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Hunting Bill Committee (22 out of 31)
- Animal Health Bill Committee (5 out of 6)
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