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.
Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
3 votes for, 13 votes against, 4 absences, between 2010–2015
Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 5 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2016
Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
36 votes for, 11 votes against, 35 absences, between 2010–2018
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, 15 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2018
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
12 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2016
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Last updated: 19 Dec 2018
I have recently been contacted by constituents who have faced long waits in A&E at Wigan Infirmary. Figures show that one in four patients have waited longer than four hours. Can the Minister explain how removing waiting time targets will improve the situation?
I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Wolverhampton North East (Emma Reynolds) on securing the debate. I have long been interested in bailiff practice both as chair of the all-party group on debt and personal finance, and from my long association with Citizens Advice as manager of the local bureau. I had hoped that the 2014 regulations would stop the bad practice I saw when I was...
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have had deductions from their universal credit of (a) 40 per cent and (b) 30 per cent for the repayment of advances on that benefit.
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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
- Universal Credit
- NHS: Negligence
- Housing Benefit
Currently held offices
- Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (since 9 Jan 2018)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (3 Jul 2017 to 9 Jan 2018)
- Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (18 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
- Member, Procedure Committee (13 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- 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 and Social Care 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: 7 Jan 2019.
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: USDAW
Address of donor: 188 Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6LJ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 23 March 2018)
Name of donor: United Arab Emirates
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Travel and accommodation with a value of £3,800
Destination of visit: United Arab Emirates
Dates of visit: 10-16 February 2018
Purpose of visit: To attend the World Government Summit
, meet with Government Ministers, Members of the Federal National Council
and senior business figures, in order to build on the bilateral relationship.
(Registered 22 February 2018)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my husband, Paul Kenny
, as Senior Parliamentary Assistant. (Updated 15 June 2017)
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