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We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.
Ian Lavery is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
However, Ian Lavery sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Ian Lavery’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Ian Lavery’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional support he plans to provide to schools to ensure that children receive additional emotional and mental wellbeing support on returning to school during the covid-19 outbreak.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional mental health support has been provided during the covid-19 outbreak; and what estimate his Department has made of the number of people who have accessed that support.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that funding is ringfenced for local authorities to meet the demand for mental health support.
Labour MP for Wansbeck
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Ian Lavery campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.