Emily Thornberry

Shadow Foreign Secretary

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Islington South and Finsbury Labour

Emily Thornberry’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 18 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Turkey (Afrin) 20 Feb 2018

    We on this side of the House unequivocally condemn Turkey for its disgraceful assault on Afrin. We are especially appalled that it has enlisted in its army the very jihadist militias that the Kurdish forces have worked so hard to drive out of northern Syria. If the Foreign Secretary is unable to join me today in condemning Turkey, will the Minister of State at least explain why he believes...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Turkey (Afrin) 20 Feb 2018

    The truth is that the Turkish assault is part of a broader pattern, where too many foreign parties engaged in the Syrian civil war are now acting just like the Assad regime itself—without any regard for international law. When the Government obtained a military mandate for joining the coalition action in Syria, David Cameron guaranteed in this House that it was “exclusively”...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Leaving the EU: Diplomatic Co-operation 20 Feb 2018

    It has been pointed out that the Foreign Secretary’s Brexit speech last week was 5,000 words long, but it did not once include the words “Northern” or “Ireland”. That is perhaps the biggest problem that the Government need to tackle, yet the Foreign Secretary did not even mention it. Will he belatedly take the opportunity to explain in simple terms how it is...

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Labour MP for Islington South and Finsbury

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

Emily Thornberry campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Attorney-General
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Health
  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • Serious Fraud Office
  • Prosecutions
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Universal Credit

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Foreign Secretary (since 27 Jun 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (20 Jul 2016 to 6 Oct 2016)
  • 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 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, 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Feb 2018.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TU

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 07 July 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Government of Gibraltar
Address of donor:No 6 Convent Place, Gibraltar

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): for myself and a member of staff, flights costing

£751 and accommodation costing £520.60, total £1,271.60

Destination of visit: Gibraltar

Dates of visit: 26 to 28 April 2017

Purpose of visit: Meeting with Government of Gibraltar.

(Registered 07 July 2017)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in Guildford, Surrey, jointly owned with my family: (i) and (ii). (Updated 15 May 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
Non-practising barrister.

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