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Kerry McCarthy’s voting in Parliament
Kerry McCarthy is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Kerry McCarthy’s votes.
Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, between 2010–2011
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2010–2016
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, between 2010–2016
Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
3 votes for, 15 votes against, 5 absences, between 2010–2015
Consistently 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, 14 votes against, 3 absences, between 2011–2014
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Last updated: 8 Feb 2017
I was born in Luton and spent the first 40 years of my life there, so I know how losing the Vauxhall plant would absolutely rip the heart out of the town. However, the issue is much broader than that, and the anxiety felt by Vauxhall workers is shared by others in the manufacturing sector as we face Brexit. What assurances can the Minister give that he is building into the Brexit strategy and...
The disabled students allowance has been a great help to students with learning difficulties such as dyslexia in gaining the qualifications they need to enter the world of work. Will the Minister not accept that the £200 fee is acting as a real deterrent to the uptake of this allowance and that it is unfairly penalising students who need that extra help?
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HM Revenue and Customs assessed the effect of introducing its Making Tax Digital proposals on (a) freelance workers in the creative industries and (b) other specific sectors as part of its recent impact assessment of the net cost to businesses of implementing those proposals.
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Labour MP for Bristol East
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Topics of interest
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Work and Pensions
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Sri Lanka
- Bovine Tuberculosis
- Departments: Sign Language
Currently held offices
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (since 31 Oct 2016)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (since 4 Jul 2016)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (14 Sep 2015 to 26 Jun 2016)
- Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (7 Oct 2011 to 14 Sep 2015)
- Shadow Minister (Treasury) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
- Opposition Assistant Whip (Commons) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
- Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (6 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (10 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, South West Regional Select Committee (3 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- PPS (Rt Hon Douglas Alexander, Secretary of State), Department for International Development (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Jan 2009)
- PPS (Rt Hon Rosie Winterton, Minister of State), Department of Health (11 Jun 2007 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Member, Treasury Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 4 Jun 2007)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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