Yvonne Fovargue’s voting in Parliament
Yvonne Fovargue is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Yvonne Fovargue’s votes.
Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 12 votes against, between 2013–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2010–2016
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, 14 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2014
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 encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2010–2011
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 44 votes against, 6 absences, between 2012–2016
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Last updated: 22 Feb 2017
Does my hon. Friend agree that, as recent research from StepChange has shown, local authorities and Government agencies are worse than payday lenders in how they enforce debts?
It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Turner. I congratulate the hon. Member for Rochester and Strood (Kelly Tolhurst) on obtaining the debate. I will not go over the figures, because we have heard many times about the problems and the numbers of people in debt. Most of us have taken out credit and it is not a problem until it becomes debt—unaffordable debt. As I know...
May I return to the definition of “inappropriate to return”? Would that include a case that I have heard about: a young man who was kicked out by his stepfather for being gay, but was told he could return home if he denied his sexuality?
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Labour MP for Makerfield
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Yvonne Fovargue campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Work and Pensions
- HM Treasury
- Electronic Warfare
- NHS: Negligence
- Housing Benefit
- Welfare Tax Credits
Currently held offices
- Member, Procedure Committee (since 13 Jul 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (18 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
- Shadow Minister (Defence) (8 May 2015 to 18 Sep 2015)
- Shadow Minister (Education) (20 Oct 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Procedure Committee (27 Jan 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow Minister (Defence) (7 Oct 2013 to 20 Oct 2014)
- Shadow Minister (Transport) (11 Jan 2013 to 7 Oct 2013)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (7 Oct 2011 to 11 Jan 2013)
- Member, Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee) (6 Dec 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Health Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 24 Oct 2011)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 10 Apr 2017.
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: All Party Parliamentary China Group (with sponsorship from John Swire
& Sons, HSBC
, City of London, Cambridge Assessment, and Arup)
Address of donor: House of Commons
, London SW1A 0AA
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value):
economy class flights (international and domestic) £2,098.33, accommodation £488.29; domestic transport £142.65; food and drink £105.78; meeting and hospitality expenses (inc. interpretation, venue hire) £123.02; total £2,958.06
Destination of visit: China (Chengdu and Kunming)
Date of visit: 30 May - 4 June 2016
Purpose of visit: To maintain and strengthen relations between the UK Parliament
and the National People's Congress of China; support British businesses operating in China; and deepen the knowledge of parliamentarians of China.
(Registered 20 June 2016)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my husband, Paul Kenny
, as a part-time Senior Parliamentary Assistant.
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