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- 11th May to 2nd June 2020
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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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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 random selection of Ed Miliband’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.
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010.
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.
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
16 votes for, 0 votes against, 5 absences, between 2011–2022.
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 46 votes against, 17 absences, between 2010–2022.
Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, between 2010–2011.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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Ed Miliband has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Cop27 21 Nov 2022
May I start by echoing the sentiments expressed by the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion (Caroline Lucas) about the case of Alaa Abd el-Fattah? The Government must ensure that his case is not forgotten. He must be released. I also pay tribute to the COP26 President for his service and to his team of civil servants in the COP unit. Despite the welcome progress at COP27 on support for...
I pay tribute to the work of the COP26 President, and I am sorry he has been removed from the Government. Let me take this first opportunity at the Dispatch Box to congratulate the Minister on bringing down the last Government in the vote on fracking. Before it fell, that Government pledged to end the onshore wind ban in England, changing the planning rules to bring consent for onshore wind...
It is a mad world when the new Government make the right hon. Member for North East Somerset (Mr Rees-Mogg) look like an eco-warrior, and he was in favour of lifting the ban. This is just one example of their failure. We are way off track from meeting our climate targets, the net zero strategy was ruled unlawful, the PM sacks the COP President and all this when the UN is telling us we are...
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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)
- Carbon Sequestration
- Wind Power
Currently held offices
- Shadow Secretary of State of Climate Change and Net Zero (since 29 Nov 2021)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (6 Apr 2020 to 29 Nov 2021)
- Leader of HM 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: 14 Nov 2022.
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:
26 May 2022, received £38,950 advance for paperback publication of book. Hours: impossible to calculate. (Registered 09 June 2022)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Paul Lindley
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000 via the Labour Party
to pay the salary of a member of staff in my parliamentary office
Donor status: individual
(Registered 17 May 2022)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: Glastonbury Festival Events Ltd
Address of donor: Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 4BY
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Entry for myself, two family members and a staff member to Glastonbury festival as part of a speaking engagement, including a parking pass, total value £1,190
Date received: 24 June 2022
Date accepted: 24 June 2022
Donor status: company, registration 04348175
(Registered 05 July 2022)
From 15 September 2016, unremunerated director of Political Quarterly Publishing Company Ltd. (Registered 12 October 2016)
From 24 April 2019 until 24 April 2022, 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; updated 12 May 2022)
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