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Bridget Phillipson is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
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Last updated: 29 Sep 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.
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I beg to move, That this House calls on the Government to support businesses and individuals still struggling as a result of the coronavirus crisis in the forthcoming budget by extending business rates relief for at least another six months, extending the temporary 5 per cent reduced rate of VAT for three months after restrictions are lifted or for another six months, whichever is later,...
I will give way briefly. I am reluctant to give way much, because of the pressure on time.
The hon. Gentleman makes an important point. As we start to emerge from the crisis phase of the pandemic, we want to encourage people to take that risk and start up their own business. The self-employed and people starting small businesses were central to driving the recovery post-2008, and we want them to be part of the answer right now, but that requires Government action to ensure that...
Labour MP for Houghton and Sunderland South
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Bridget Phillipson campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 15 Feb 2021.