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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Sarah McCarthy-Fry’s votes
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Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
32 votes for, 1 vote against, 9 absences, between 2006–2009.
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2007.
Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2007.
Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2007.
Voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2008.
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More of Sarah McCarthy-Fry’s recent appearances
Former Labour MP for Portsmouth North
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Home Department
- Warships: Devonport
- Local Housing Allowance
- Education and Training
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (27 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Parliamentary Secretary, HM Treasury (18 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government (10 Jun 2009 to 18 Jun 2009)
- PPS (Rt Hon Geoff Hoon, Secretary of State), Department for Transport (16 Oct 2008 to 10 Dec 2008)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Schools and Learners), Department for Children, Schools and Families (9 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Children, Schools and Families (6 Oct 2008 to 9 Oct 2008)
- PPS (Rt Hon Geoff Hoon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury), HM Treasury (11 Oct 2007 to 29 Sep 2008)
- PPS (Rt Hon Geoff Hoon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury), HM Treasury (26 Jul 2007 to 26 Jul 2007)
- PPS (Rt Hon Geoff Hoon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip)), HM Treasury (23 Jul 2007 to 11 Oct 2007)
- PPS (Rt Hon Geoff Hoon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury), HM Treasury (16 Jul 2007 to 23 Jul 2007)
- PPS (Rt Hon Geoff Hoon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury and Chief Whip), HM Treasury (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Jul 2007)
- PPS (John Healey, Financial Secretary), HM Treasury (20 Nov 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (13 Jun 2006 to 23 May 2008)
- Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (20 Dec 2005 to 27 Nov 2008)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 27 Mar 2007)
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