Paul Maskey

Sinn Féin MP for Belfast West

@PaulMaskeyMP https://facebook.com/sfpaulmaskeymp

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Paul Maskey’s voting in Parliament

Paul Maskey is a Sinn Féin MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Sinn Féin MPs.

This is a selection of Paul Maskey’s votes.

  • Has never voted on raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices
  • Has never voted on removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords
  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • Has never voted on more EU integration
  • Has never voted on encouraging occupational pensions
  • Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.

We have lots more plain English analysis of Paul Maskey’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Paul Maskey’s full vote analysis page for more.

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Sinn Féin MP for Belfast West, Former Sinn Féin MLA for Belfast West

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2011 — Byelection

Entered the Assembly on 9 March 2007 — election

Left the Assembly on 1 July 2012 — Resigned

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Paul Maskey campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

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Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

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