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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Greg Mulholland’s votes
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Voted a mixture of for and against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
4 votes for, 5 votes against, 8 absences, between 2011–2014.
Voted a mixture of for and against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
7 votes for, 6 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2016.
Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, in 2013.
Generally voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
5 votes for, 1 vote against, between 2010–2016.
Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
3 votes for, 3 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2016.
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
5 votes for, 2 votes against, 6 absences, between 2008–2016.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Greg Mulholland’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Greg Mulholland’s full vote analysis page for more.
Why are the Government continuing to confuse and, indeed, deceive people by suggesting that the European convention on human rights is anything to do with the EU? It was signed up to by nations that had just come together after the most disastrous war in our history, and it was supported by Winston Churchill. Why can the Minister not support it?
Knowing the huge cross-party support for better justice for victims of criminal driving, will the Minister today commit to bring in the legislation that has been promised before the end of this year if the Government are re-elected?
The Minister has failed to mention what my office has been told by the Department, which is that the Neighbourhood Planning Bill is set to fall, so the change to pub protection it contains would not be made. Will he assure the House that that is not the case? That wonderful decision was supported on both sides of the House, and we need to make sure that the change goes through.
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Former Liberal Democrat MP for Leeds North West
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Greg Mulholland campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department of Health
- Home Office
- Department for Business
- Innovation and Skills
- Home Department
- Pubs Code Adjudicator
- Syria: Humanitarian Aid
- Incontinence: Medical Equipment
- Highways Agency
Other offices held in the past
- Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Campaigns Chair (29 Jul 2015 to 28 Jun 2016)
- Member, Public Administration Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow Minister (Health) (20 Dec 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister (Education) (10 Mar 2006 to 20 Dec 2007)
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister (International Development) (10 May 2005 to 10 Mar 2006)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2
Name of donor: Catholic Bishops
’ Conference of England and Wales
Address of donor: 39 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1BX
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: an educational allowance of £5,218.55 and accommodation provided for an intern in my parliamentary office for 10 months: October 2015 – July 2016
Date of receipt: 12 October 2015
Date of acceptance: 12 October 2015
Donor status: registered charity
(Registered 17 November 2015)
From December 2015, Chair of the British Pub Confederation. (Registered 05 February 2016)
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