A selection of Heidi Alexander's votes
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Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 40 votes against, 9 absences, between 2013–2016
Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
2 votes for, 16 votes against, 6 absences, between 2010–2015
Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 8 votes against, between 2013–2016
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, 3 absences, between 2011–2016
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, between 2010–2017
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013
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It is a genuine privilege to speak in this debate, and I congratulate my hon. Friend the hon. Member for Croydon Central (Sarah Jones) and the right hon. Member for Old Bexley and Sidcup (James Brokenshire) on securing it. It is entirely appropriate that this debate has been led by two south London MPs. As a fellow south Londoner, may I start by saying what a special place in our heart is...
I am drawing my remarks to a close. It saddens me that we seem a long way from that aspiration, but if we are to honour the work of people such as Tessa and the memory of people such as my father-in-law, it has to be worth fighting for.
This debate today, about how we take decisions on UK military action, is an important one. The Prime Minister’s decision to commit British service personnel to involvement in limited airstrikes against Syrian targets last week has generated strong feelings on both sides. I have mixed views on the rights and wrongs of that action, and I do not know how I would have voted had the decision...
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Former Labour MP for Lewisham East
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 9 May 2018 — Resigned
Topics of interest
Heidi Alexander campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department of Health
- Communities and Local Government
- Work and Pensions
- International Development
- South London Healthcare NHS Trust
- Housing Benefit
- Proceeds of Crime
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Health and Social Care Committee (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Health (14 Sep 2015 to 26 Jun 2016)
- Member, Committee of Selection (17 Jun 2015 to 10 Feb 2016)
- Member, Committee of Selection (9 May 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (19 Mar 2013 to 14 Sep 2015)
- Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 26 Nov 2012)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 36 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Heidi Alexander’s speeches
- Has received answers to 17 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 82.69% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 147 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 257 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 30 Apr 2018.
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Community Union
Address of donor: 465c Caledonian Road, London N7 9GX
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 07 July 2017)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2
Name of donor: Lord Matthew Oakeshott
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
Date received: 11 December 2017
Date accepted: 11 December 2017
Donor status: individual
(Registered 19 December 2017)
From 23 August 2017
, director (unpaid) of Labour Campaign for the Single Market Limited. (Registered 19 December 2017)
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