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Karl Turner’s voting in Parliament
Karl Turner is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a random selection of Karl Turner’s votes.
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010.
Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2015–2016.
Consistently voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, in 2011.
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013.
Consistently voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 16 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2018.
Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2019.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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Karl Turner has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department have met representatives from P&O Ferries Ltd since 17 March 2022.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it is his policy to prohibit all forms of discrimination against all seafarers working in the merchant shipping industry.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Maritime and Coastguard Agency last discussed safety compliance in the ferry sector with the (a) Cypriot, (b) Bahamian and (c) Bermudan ship registers.
More of Karl Turner’s recent appearances
Labour MP for Kingston upon Hull East
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Karl Turner campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Transport
- Ministry of Justice
- Home Office
- Attorney General
- Shipping: Exhaust Emissions
- Shipping: Training
- Channel Ferries: Freight
- Tonnage Tax
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Justice) (10 Apr 2020 to 29 Oct 2021)
- Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 20 May 2021)
- Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (6 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Shadow Minister (Transport) (3 Jul 2017 to 10 Apr 2020)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (18 Oct 2016 to 3 Jul 2017)
- Shadow Attorney General (11 Jan 2016 to 26 Jun 2016)
- Shadow Minister (Justice) (18 Sep 2015 to 11 Jan 2016)
- Shadow Solicitor General (3 Dec 2014 to 11 Jan 2016)
- Opposition Assistant Whip (Commons) (11 Jan 2013 to 18 Sep 2015)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (26 Nov 2012 to 4 Feb 2013)
- Member, Justice Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 21 Jan 2013)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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