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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 random selection of Emily Thornberry’s votes.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
72 votes for, 15 votes against, 69 absences, between 2006–2021.
Voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 6 absences, between 2010–2020.
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, between 2010–2017.
Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 5 votes against, 3 absences, between 2010–2020.
Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2007–2016.
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
14 votes for, 0 votes against, 5 absences, between 2011–2022.
Last updated: 25 Jan 2022.
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To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Answer of 18 May 2021 to Question 146 on Trade Agreements: Japan, whether she plans to correct her Department’s declaration of ministerial travel published on 7 May 2021 to reflect the cost to the public purse of her predecessor’s subsistence and expenses excluding travel when visiting Japan in October 2020.
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many payments were fraudulently charged to the budgets of (a) her Department and (b) UK Export Finance using electronic purchasing cards in the financial years (i) 2019-20, (ii) 2020-21 and (iii) 2021-22; and what was the total value of fraudulent payments (A) made and (B) recovered in each of those years.
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on how many occasions the provision of mandatory training for her Departmental staff regarding their obligations under the Equality Act 2010 has been cited by her Department as a defence against Section 109 proceedings since the commencement of that Act.
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
- Department for International Trade
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Ministry of Defence
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia
- Crown Prosecution Service
- Serious Fraud Office
- Social Security Benefits
Currently held offices
- Shadow Attorney General (since 29 Nov 2021)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade (6 Apr 2020 to 29 Nov 2021)
- 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, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities 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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