Debbie Abrahams campaigned to remain in the European Union
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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.
Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 2015–2016
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 more EU integration Show votes
14 votes for, 11 votes against, 19 absences, between 2012–2017
Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, between 2013–2016
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, between 2011–2016
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Debbie Abrahams has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 8 Feb 2017
I will start with some general comments on the Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2017 before turning to the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2017. Clearly we support the uprating of the guaranteed minimum pension in line with prices. However, I wish to touch on issues raised in last year’s National Audit Office report on the guaranteed minimum pension and the new state...
I am grateful to the former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Disabled People. Actually, we know that social security support will have declined by 2020.
The former Minister shakes his head, but these are the Government’s own figures. If we look at spending across Europe as a percentage of GDP, we see that we are below the EU average when it comes to social security spending, just as we are on health spending. Let us start with rising costs. Traditionally, the link between social security and inflation has ensured that some of the most...
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Labour MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth
Entered the House of Commons on 14 January 2011 — Byelection
Topics of interest
- 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)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 6 Feb 2017.
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: UNISON
Address of donor: Arena Point, 1 Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1UN
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: printing of newsletters, value £1,285
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 02 February 2016
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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