Debbie Abrahams’s voting in Parliament
Debbie Abrahams is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Debbie Abrahams’s votes.
Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 14 votes against, 3 absences, between 2012–2014
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
Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 43 votes against, 10 absences, between 2012–2016
Generally voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2017
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
15 votes for, 12 votes against, 19 absences, between 2012–2017
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Last updated: 19 Apr 2017
It is lovely to see you in the Chair, Mr Deputy Speaker, and I welcome the new Secretary of State to his place. This has been an extensive debate. There were 24 speakers, and I want to thank them all. I congratulate all the new Members who made their maiden speeches, including the hon. Members for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland (Mr Clarke), for Aldershot (Leo Docherty) and for...
As I say, it is an absolute mess and we have pledged to address it when we are in a position to do so. The cuts to universal credit work allowances mean that 2.5 million families will be more than £2,000 a year worse off. Delays in UC and other social security support were a major cause of more than 1 million people relying on food banks last year. That problem is worse in UC areas....
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Government's policy on child poverty.
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Labour MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth
Entered the House of Commons on 14 January 2011 — Byelection
Topics of interest
Debbie Abrahams campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Department of Health
- International Development
- Universal Credit
- Vending Machines
- Children: Maintenance
- Medical Records: Databases
Currently held offices
- Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (since 27 Jun 2016)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (18 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 26 Oct 2015)
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (27 Jun 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
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but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Joint ownership with my daughter of terraced house in Nottingham: (i).
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