A selection of Yasmin Qureshi's votes
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Almost always 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, 12 votes against, 5 absences, between 2012–2014
Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Consistently voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, in 2011
Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, between 2010–2017
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 2011–2016
Has never voted on raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices
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It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Streeter. I thank the hon. Member for Northampton South (David Mackintosh) for bringing such an important issue before Parliament. His speech set out the various considerations associated with this sensitive issue. Grandparents can enrich the lives of children and provide support to parents trying to balance work and home life. They can...
That is a helpful way to deal with these things. Arbitration or mediation has been found to work in many scenarios—whether for the divorce settlements of couples who are separating or for access to children, even if the person is in employment. We could explore that option, which is not expensive and is much more straightforward. As I said, I am sure that if legal professionals and...
The Ministry of Justice committed to reviewing the domestic violence evidence requirements for legal aid. That was a clear admission that the scheme was not working and was not fair. Since the passing of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, the family courts have become more adversarial. Should the Minister not admit that the withdrawal of legal aid for so many...
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Former Labour MP for Bolton South East
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Yasmin Qureshi campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department of Health
- Work and Pensions
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Offences against Children: British Nationals Abroad
- Kidneys: Diseases
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Justice) (9 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee (5 Jan 2016 to 31 Oct 2016)
- Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)
- Member, High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill (Commons) Committee (29 Apr 2014 to 7 Jul 2015)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (4 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (14 Jul 2011 to 12 Mar 2012)
- Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (12 Jul 2011 to 12 Dec 2011)
- Member, Justice Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
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- Has spoken in 29 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Yasmin Qureshi’s speeches
- Has received answers to 51 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 58.89% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 103 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 168 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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