Paul Rowen

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Rochdale


As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Employment Agencies: EU Law 6 Apr 2010

    To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what guidance his Department plans to provide on (a) the steps an agency must undertake to establish the parameters for equal treatment from an end-user of agency workers under the Agency Worker Regulations 2010, (b) the extent to which measures undertaken by an agency to ascertain the information needed to provide...
  • Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Employment Agencies: EU Law 6 Apr 2010

    To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has to monitor the effects of the Agency Worker Regulations 2010 on the agency worker industry once they have entered into force.
  • Written Answers — Health: Viral Diseases 6 Apr 2010

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people who are infected with the xenotropic murine leukaemia virus-related virus.

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Former Liberal Democrat MP for Rochdale

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

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)

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Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Transport
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Local Government: Pensions
  • Teachers: Pensions
  • Railways
  • Motor Vehicles: Insurance
  • Welfare Reform Bill

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Work and Pensions Minister (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Whip (6 Mar 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions (5 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (26 Apr 2006 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Transport (19 Oct 2005 to 5 Jul 2007)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

1. Remunerated directorships
Corinya (UG) Ltd; company investing in property in Uganda.

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