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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.
Consistently voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, in 2011.
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.
Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016.
Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
1 vote for, 14 votes against, between 2011–2020.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
62 votes for, 14 votes against, 37 absences, between 2012–2020.
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 45 votes against, 8 absences, between 2014–2021.
Last updated: 25 Jan 2021.
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Karl Turner has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
The Government recognises the need to ensure hauliers have access to appropriate services and facilities. We will be investing £52.5 million in roadside facilities for HGV drivers on the road. The funding will go towards supporting operators to make improvements such as improving security and eating facilities as well as possibly increasing spaces for lorry drivers. We have commissioned...
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has signed any contracts with P&O Ferries since 17 March 2022.
We know that when he was Foreign Secretary, the Prime Minister managed to slip his security detail; we do not know why and there were no officials there. Does the hon. Gentleman have any concerns about what meetings the Prime Minister may have had as Prime Minister without officials or security detail?
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
Currently held offices
- Member, Justice Committee (since 17 May 2022)
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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