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Emily Thornberry’s voting in Parliament
Emily Thornberry is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Emily Thornberry’s votes.
Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2007–2016.
Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 12 votes against, between 2013–2016.
Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
3 votes for, 19 votes against, 5 absences, between 2010–2019.
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2016.
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013.
Generally 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, 4 absences, between 2011–2018.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to answer Questions 20306 and 20307, tabled by the hon. Member for Islington South and Finsbury on 26 June 2021.
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, for what reason a declaration of her discussions on 28 August 2019 with Tony Abbott at Stoke Lodge on issues relating to the UK/Australia relationship was not included in her register of external meetings for the period July-September 2019, published on 23 January 2020.
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when she plans to agree a revised Political, Free Trade and Strategic Partnership Agreement with Ukraine, to replace the current agreement signed on 8 October 2020; and for what reason a revised agreement is necessary.
More of Emily Thornberry’s recent appearances
Labour MP for Islington South and Finsbury
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Topics of interest
Emily Thornberry campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Department for International Trade
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Ministry of Defence
- Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia
- Crown Prosecution Service
- Serious Fraud Office
- Social Security Benefits
Currently held offices
- Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade (since 6 Apr 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (20 Jul 2016 to 6 Oct 2016)
- Shadow Foreign Secretary (27 Jun 2016 to 5 Apr 2020)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (5 Jan 2016 to 27 Jun 2016)
- Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (18 Sep 2015 to 5 Jan 2016)
- Member, Health and Social Care Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 26 Oct 2015)
- Shadow Attorney General (7 Oct 2011 to 20 Nov 2014)
- Shadow Minister (Health) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
- Shadow Minister (Energy and Climate Change) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
- Member, Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee) (1 May 2008 to 22 Jul 2008)
- Member, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (23 Oct 2006 to 2 Nov 2009)
- Member, Draft Legal Services Bill (Joint Committee) (15 May 2006 to 25 Jul 2006)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 26 Mar 2007)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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