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Dawn Butler’s voting in Parliament

Dawn Butler 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 Dawn Butler’s votes, where they voted similarly to their party.

Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Dawn Butler has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Conduct of the Right Hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip 30 Nov 2021

    The hon. Member is making a powerful speech. Government Members seem to forget the subject matter of this debate. Watching the Peter Stefanovic video that has more than 40 million views might help to jog their memory. They might also want to sign my early-day motion 383 about the ministerial code, and watch my “The Big Narstie Show” performance, in which I did a little rap about the Prime...
  • Conduct of the Right Hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip 30 Nov 2021

    Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?
  • Conduct of the Right Hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip 30 Nov 2021

    My hon. Friend is absolutely right that on the Labour Benches we believe that the “Ministerial Code” should be followed, that Ministers should be compelled to come to the House and tell the truth, and that if they do not tell the truth, they should be dealt with as the “Ministerial Code” states they should be. Unfortunately, they are led by the Prime Minister, who is the chief liar in...

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Labour MP for Brent Central

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Also represented Brent South

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Topics of interest

Dawn Butler campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Home Office
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Women and Equalities
  • Cabinet Office
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Equal Pay
  • Office for Tackling Injustices
  • Coronavirus: Disease Control
  • Universal Credit
  • Identity Cards

Currently held offices

  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (since 11 May 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Education Committee (11 May 2020 to 21 Sep 2020)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities (31 Aug 2017 to 6 Apr 2020)
  • Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Diverse Communities) (14 Jun 2017 to 31 Aug 2017)
  • Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Diverse Communities) (6 Oct 2016 to 1 Feb 2017)
  • Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (3 Nov 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office) (Young Citizens and Youth Engagement) (30 Oct 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Assistant Whip (17 Sep 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (12 Sep 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Children, Schools and Families Committee (9 Nov 2007 to 26 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Children, Schools and Families Committee (7 Nov 2007 to 28 Jan 2009)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Jane Kennedy, Minister of State), Department of Health (10 Nov 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (13 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 29 Nov 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
9 July 2021, received £1,000 from Faber and Faber Ltd, Bloomsbury House, 74-77 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DA, via PBJ Management, 22 Rathbone Street, London W1T 1LG, for writing an essay as part of a larger project. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 02 August 2021)
15 September 2021, received £350 from Eden & Partners Ltd, 50 Broadway, London SW1H 0RG, for delivering a training session. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 15 September 2021)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Anthony Watson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date received: 6 April 2021

Date accepted: 6 April 2021

Donor status: individual

(Registered 29 April 2021)
Name of donor: Anthony Watson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Date received: 5 November 2021

Date accepted: 5 November 2021

Donor status: individual

(Registered 23 November 2021)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: GUBA Foundation
Address of donor: 459 Prince Regent Lane, London E16 3HX

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): International flights £805.07; accommodation £1,461.05; GUBA Awards event ticket £365.39; total value £2,631.51

Destination of visit: Accra, Ghana

Dates of visit: 5-11 November 2021

Purpose of visit: To participate in the GUBA Foundation Yaa Asantewaa Womens Empowerment Awards ceremony and meet other relevant civil society organisations.

(Registered 18 November 2021)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in London: (i). (Registered 08 June 2015; updated 03 September 2018)

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