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- 11th May to 2nd June 2020
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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Julie Hilling's votes
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Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
1 vote for, 17 votes against, 3 absences, between 2010–2013
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2010–2012
Generally voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 4 absences, between 2011–2014
Voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2012
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 23 votes against, 3 absences, between 2013–2015
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2012
We have lots more plain English analysis of Julie Hilling’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Julie Hilling’s full vote analysis page for more.
Former Labour MP for Bolton West
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Communities and Local Government
- Northern Rail: Rolling Stock
- Neuromuscular Disorders: North West
- Railways: North West
- Employment and Support Allowance
Other offices held in the past
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (19 Mar 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (7 Nov 2011 to 12 Dec 2012)
- Member, Transport Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 10 Dec 2012)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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