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Andrew Gwynne’s voting in Parliament
Andrew Gwynne is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Andrew Gwynne’s votes.
Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 2007–2016.
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, between 2010–2017.
Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, 1 absence, 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, 4 absences, between 2010–2020.
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, 17 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2018.
Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2019.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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Andrew Gwynne has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
I once said in a debate on the 1950s-born women’s pension issue that wasps are a nuisance. They are pests and they buzz around. If we bash them away, they get angry, and when they get really angry they sting us. The WASPI women are nuisances; they are pests; they will not go away; and they are stinging. This week, the ombudsman found maladministration in how the Department for Work and...
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending the eligibility criteria for legal aid for (a) special guardians and (b) prospective special guardians, including the removal of means testing; and if he will publish any economic modelling undertaken in relation to that assessment.
What recent assessment the Committee has made on the potential effect of proposed voter ID laws on electoral participation.
More of Andrew Gwynne’s recent appearances
Labour MP for Denton and Reddish
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Topics of interest
Andrew Gwynne campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department of Health
- Department for Communities and Local Government
- Ministry of Housing
- Communities and Local Government
- Grenfell Tower: Fires
- Local Government Finance
Currently held offices
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (since 11 May 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (9 Jan 2018 to 6 Apr 2020)
- Co-National Campaign Coordinator (14 Jun 2017 to 6 Apr 2020)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (14 Jun 2017 to 9 Jan 2018)
- Campaigns and Elections Chair (11 Feb 2017 to 14 Jun 2017)
- Shadow Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office) (7 Oct 2016 to 14 Jun 2017)
- Shadow Minister (Health) (7 Oct 2011 to 28 Jun 2016)
- Shadow Minister (Transport) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
- Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (14 Nov 2007 to 18 Nov 2007)
- PPS (Rt Hon Jacqui Smith, Secretary of State), Home Office (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Jan 2009)
- PPS (Rt Hon Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC, Minister of State), Home Office (14 Aug 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- PPS (Rt Hon Baroness Scotland of Asthal, Minister of State), Home Office (10 Nov 2005 to 14 Aug 2006)
- Member, Procedure Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 18 Jan 2010)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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