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Ed Miliband’s voting in Parliament
Ed Miliband is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Ed Miliband’s votes.
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 5 absences, between 2010–2020.
Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 2007–2016.
Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, between 2010–2011.
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, 5 votes against, between 2010–2017.
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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Ed Miliband has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 14 July 2021 to Question 30321 on Business Premises: Coronavirus, what budget has been made available for enforcement activities in respect of business premises ventilation in each of the last 10 years; what enforcement action has been taken in respect of ventilation of business premises in each of the last 10...
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to help ensure adequate ventilation in businesses to reduce risk of covid-19 infection; what plans he has to issue guidance to businesses on ventilation of premises that (a) are and (b) are not open to the public; what standards or criteria his Department advises are used to plan and measure...
The Copenhagen summit of 2009 was undone by deep mistrust of the developed world by developing countries. Rather than learning from that, rich countries are still failing to deliver on the promised $100 billion of climate finance and the billions of vaccine doses still required by poorer countries. Yesterday, shamefully, the Prime Minister decided to press ahead with the cut in our aid...
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Labour MP for Doncaster North
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Topics of interest
Ed Miliband campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Energy and Climate Change
- Education and Skills
- Work and Pensions
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- High Speed 2 Railway Line
- Social Security Benefits: Appeals
- North (Statistics)
- Wind Power
- Carbon Sequestration
Currently held offices
- Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (since 6 Apr 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition (25 Sep 2010 to 8 May 2015)
- Leader of the Labour Party (25 Sep 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (12 May 2010 to 25 Sep 2010)
- The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (3 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
- Minister (Cabinet Office) and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (28 Jun 2007 to 3 Oct 2008)
- Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office) (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 26 Jul 2021.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Bodley Head
, part of the Random House Group Ltd, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road London SW1V 2SA, via David Higham Associates
of 6th Floor Waverley House, 7-12 Noel Street, London W1F 8GQ:
21 May 2021, received £38,950 advance for book manuscript. Hours: impossible to calculate. (Registered 21 June 2021)
8 July 2021, received £38,950 advance for hardback publication of book. Hours: impossible to calculate. (Registered 12 July 2021)
12 July 2021, received £1,230 for audiobook narration. Hours: 20 hrs approx. (Registered 12 July 2021)
1 July 2021, received £105 from the BBC, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1 1AA, for participation in BBC Radio 3
's The Verb
. Hours: 1.5 hr. (Registered 13 July 2021)
From 15 September 2016, unremunerated director of Political Quarterly Publishing Company Ltd. (Registered 12 October 2016)
From 24 April 2019, a member of the Advisory Board (unpaid) for Common Wealth
(part of Ownership Futures Ltd), a think tank that designs and promotes ownership models for a democratic and sustainable economy. (Registered 22 May 2019)
View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register
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