Karl Turner

Labour MP for Kingston upon Hull East

@KarlTurnerMP https://facebook.com/karlturner4easthull

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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.

Last updated: 18 May 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Karl Turner has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Wind Power: Migrant Workers 2 Feb 2023

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2023 to Question 120952 on Wind Power: Migrant Workers, when this concession was last reviewed; how many officials were involved in that review; and if she will list the stakeholders her officials have consulted over this concession since it was introduced.
  • Attorney General: Access to Justice 1 Feb 2023

    The Solicitor General will be aware that victims of crime are being badly let down, waiting months and years for their cases to come to court. That problem is being exacerbated by the fact that there is now a disparity between criminal defence barristers’ pay and that of prosecution barristers. What does he intend to do to right that wrong and put victims first?
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Wind Power: Vacancies 19 Jan 2023

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has had recent discussions with the Secretary of State for (a) the Home Department and (b) Transport on the implications for their policies of demand for (i) construction and (ii) maintenance crew in the offshore wind labour market.

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Labour MP for Kingston upon Hull East

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

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Topics of interest

Karl Turner campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Transport
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Home Office
  • Justice
  • Attorney General
  • Shipping: Exhaust Emissions
  • Migrant Workers: Wind Power
  • Shipping: Training
  • Shipping
  • Channel Ferries: Freight

Currently held offices

  • Member, Seafarers' Wages Bill [HL] Committee (since 11 Jan 2023)
  • 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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Jan 2023.

8. Miscellaneous
From 30 November 2022, Trustee of Pelican Park Community Trust. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 02 December 2022)

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