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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.

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Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Yvonne Fovargue has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Other 20 Jun 2022

    I recognise that there is debate about this, but I have to say that the whole of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority supports it, plus Transport for Greater Manchester. Despite Warrington Council being held up—I appreciate there are different views—the whole of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority does support the Golborne link.
  • High Speed Rail (Crewe - Manchester) Bill: Instruction 20 Jun 2022

    indicated assent.
  • Other 20 Jun 2022

    My manuscript amendments seek to extend the discussion on the Golborne spur and to allow petitions relating to this link to be heard by the Committee, as I do not believe the full facts have been taken into account by the premature and ill-informed decision to remove the link and to explore alternatives that deliver similar, although I would say inferior, benefits within the £96 billion...

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Labour MP for Makerfield

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

Yvonne Fovargue campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Work and Pensions
  • Health
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • HM Treasury
  • Treasury
  • Asthma: Medical Treatments
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Universal Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • NHS: Negligence

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committee of Privileges (since 9 Sep 2021)
  • Member, Committee on Standards (since 9 Sep 2021)
  • 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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 27 Jun 2022.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Union of Shop, Distributive & Allied Workers (USDAW)
Address of donor: 2 Furness Quay, Salford M50 3XZ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 13 April 2022)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: The Finance & Leasing Association
Address of donor: Imperial House, 8 Kean Street, London WC2B 4AS

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: One ticket and hospitality at the Finance & Leasing Association Annual Dinner, held at Grosvenor House, value £324

Date received: 22 February 2022

Date accepted: 22 February 2022

Donor status: company, registration 2651248

(Registered 28 February 2022)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar
Address of donor: Qatar Embassy, 1 South Audley Street, London W1K 1NB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, internal travel, and meals, total value £3,929

Destination of visit: Qatar

Dates of visit: 10-15 February 2022

Purpose of visit: APPG for Qatar visit to meet ministers and officials to discuss Qatar's humanitarian and political response to the Afghanistan crisis, preparations for the World Cup, workers' rights reform and bilateral relations.

(Registered 28 February 2022)
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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