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Nia Griffith’s voting in Parliament
Nia Griffith is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Nia Griffith’s votes.
Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 11 votes against, 1 absence, between 2013–2016
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 45 votes against, 7 absences, between 2014–2016
Almost always 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, 16 votes against, 2 absences, between 2012–2018
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
101 votes for, 19 votes against, 31 absences, between 2006–2020
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, between 2010–2017
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 12 votes against, between 2011–2020
Last updated: 1 Sep 2020.
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Nia Griffith has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
My thoughts are with those caught up in the awful crash in the Rhondda. Many self-employed people in Wales who have already been hard hit by lockdown now fear the impact on their customer base of the looming spectre of mass unemployment that is hanging over their communities—industrial communities that still bear the scars of the damage wreaked by the Tories in the ’80s. When will this...
Indeed, but there is now barely a month to go until the Government’s job protection schemes end, leaving thousands of self-employed people and others at risk of unemployment. It is not just Labour saying that. Businesses, trade unions and the Treasury Committee have all sounded the alarm. Will the Government accept that a one-size-fits-all approach to this jobs crisis is simply not working,...
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will list the occasions on which the Devolution and You Steering Board has met during 2020.
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Labour MP for Llanelli
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Topics of interest
Nia Griffith campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Ministry of Defence
- Innovation and Skills
- Home Department
- Wales Office
- Armed Forces: Housing
- Defence: Expenditure
- Defence: Modernisation
- Departmental Telephone Services
- AWACS: Procurement
Currently held offices
- Shadow Secretary of State for Wales (since 6 Apr 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (6 Oct 2016 to 6 Apr 2020)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Wales (14 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (15 Jul 2015 to 9 Nov 2015)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (28 Nov 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow Minister (Wales) (7 Oct 2011 to 14 Sep 2015)
- Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 22 Nov 2010)
- PPS (Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC, Minister of State), Government Equalities Office (13 Nov 2008 to 16 Jan 2009)
- PPS (Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC, Lord Privy Seal), Leader of the House of Commons (13 Nov 2008 to 30 Dec 2008)
- PPS (Team PPS), Home Office (16 Oct 2008 to 13 Nov 2008)
- PPS (Team PPS), HM Treasury (16 Oct 2008 to 13 Nov 2008)
- PPS (Team PPS), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (4 Aug 2008 to 16 Oct 2008)
- Member, Draft Marine Bill (Joint Committee) (9 May 2008 to 22 Jul 2008)
- PPS (Mr Phil Woolas, Minister of State), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (25 Oct 2007 to 4 Aug 2008)
- PPS (Team PPS), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (11 Oct 2007 to 25 Oct 2007)
- PPS (Team PPS), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (26 Jul 2007 to 26 Jul 2007)
- PPS (Mr Phil Woolas, Minister of State), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (23 Jul 2007 to 11 Oct 2007)
- PPS (Team PPS), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (16 Jul 2007 to 23 Jul 2007)
- PPS (Mr Phil Woolas, Minister of State ), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Jul 2007)
- Member, Draft Climate Change Bill (Joint Committee) (18 Mar 2007 to 3 Aug 2007)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (17 Jul 2006 to 6 Nov 2007)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (17 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (28 Jun 2005 to 6 Nov 2007)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 14 Sep 2020.
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: USDAW
Address of donor: 188 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M14 6LJ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 for the election campaign
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 31 December 2019)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Smallholding in Carmarthenshire: (i).
10. Family members engaged in lobbying the public sector on behalf of a third party or client
My brother in law, Philip Brady
, is a freelance public relations consultant. (Registered 02 June 2015)
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