Jenny Chapman

MP, Darlington

Darlington Labour

Jenny Chapman campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Jenny Chapman’s voting in Parliament

Jenny Chapman is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a selection of Jenny Chapman’s votes.

  • Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes

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

Jenny Chapman has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Schools that Work for Everyone 12 Sep 2016

    What the Secretary of State has just said goes to the nub of the problem. An 11-year-old source close to me started comprehensive school last week. He does not yet know whether he wants to be a chef, an astronaut, a plasterer or a lawyer. He does not know what he wants to do. Why is the Secretary of State closing off opportunities to young people at such a young age?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prison Safety 6 Sep 2016

    Will the Secretary of State look again at statements that were made by her Department recently about the number of prison officers? The Department claims that the number has increased, but it has not. Will she look at the matter again? I believe that she did not take into account staff being regraded or the number of hours that they actually work when she examined the number of officers in...
  • Safety of Prison Staff 11 Jul 2016

    One of the most distressing things that can happen to a prison officer is going to unlock an inmate only to find that they have taken their own life. The review by Lord Harris on deaths in custody made a clear recommendation that Ministers should attempt to contact and speak with the families of people, especially the young, who have taken their own life in prison. As yet, Ministers have...

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Labour MP for Darlington

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election


Topics of interest

  • Justice
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Home Department
  • Education
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Prison Service
  • Prisoners
  • Prisons: Private Sector
  • Mobile Phones
  • Wormwood Scrubs Prison

Currently held offices

  • Member, Procedure Committee (since 13 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Education) (7 Jan 2016 to 27 Jun 2016)
  • Shadow Minister (Justice) (7 Oct 2011 to 7 Jan 2016)
  • Member, Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee) (6 Dec 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2016.


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