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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 for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013.
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.
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, between 2010–2017.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
49 votes for, 17 votes against, 42 absences, between 2011–2020.
Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016.
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
2 votes for, 2 votes against, 6 absences, between 2011–2016.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on the roll out of asthma diagnostic hubs, set out in NICE Guidance NG80.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of (a) the efficacy of remote consultations for asthma treatment and (b) the effect remote consultations has had on outcomes for asthma patients.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the merits of making prescriptions available for biologics for (a) severe asthma and (b) asthma that is difficult to control, available within secondary care.
More of Yvonne Fovargue’s recent appearances
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
- Department of Health and Social Care
- HM Treasury
- Electronic Warfare
- Universal Credit
- NHS: Negligence
- Housing Benefit
Currently held offices
- Member, Panel of Chairs (since 22 Jun 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (9 Jan 2018 to 14 Mar 2019)
- 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, &c., 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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