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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 encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
Almost always voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
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To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps his Department is taking to assist women born in the 1950s who are affected by changes in state pension age equalisation.
New PIP criteria have meant a reduction in the unaided walking criterion to qualify for the Motability scheme from 50 metres to 20 metres. Three of my constituents originally failed under the new criteria and were threatened with the removal of their car if they could not pay for it themselves. Like 60% of appellants, they won on appeal. Will the Minister consider maintaining Motability...
What assessment she has made of the effect of recent changes in the level of (a) funding and (b) costs on the provision of education to 16 to 19-year-olds in England.
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Labour MP for Makerfield
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
- 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: 21 Nov 2016.
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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