Debbie Abrahams

Labour MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth

@Debbie_abrahams

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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.

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Last updated: 20 Jul 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.

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Debbie Abrahams has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Carers: Quarantine 22 Jul 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on exempting carers of people with disabilities who are (a) directly employed as a personal assistant and (b) employed through a care agency registered with the Care Quality Commission from the 14-day quarantine period upon arrival in the UK.
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Carers: Quarantine 22 Jul 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether care workers who are carrying out essential work for disabled people, either working directly as a personal assistant or being introduced through a CQC-registered care agency, are exempt from quarantine when entering the UK.
  • BBC 21 Jul 2020

    More than 4,000 households in my constituency of Oldham East and Saddleworth no longer qualify for a free TV licence. That is nearly three out of four over-75-year-olds. There is a theme in the questions. We have already heard that more than 1 million pensioners eligible for pension credit do not claim it. Instead of hand-wringing and saying it is other people’s jobs to do it, what will the...

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Labour MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth

Entered the House of Commons on 14 January 2011 — Byelection

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Topics of interest

Debbie Abrahams campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department of Health
  • Health
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Education
  • Universal Credit
  • Vending Machines
  • Children: Maintenance
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Employment and Support Allowance

Currently held offices

  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (27 Jun 2016 to 11 Mar 2018)
  • 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

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Government of Pakistan
Address of donor: High Commission of Pakistan, 35-36 Lowndes Square, London SW1X 9JN

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Travel and accommodation for me and two members of staff, total value £15,590

Destination of visit: Islamabad and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK)

Dates of visit: 18-22 February 2020

Purpose of visit: APPG Kashmir fact finding visit to meet with the leadership, administration, civil society, refugees, UNMOGIP and the British High Commission in Islamabad.

(Registered 20 March 2020)

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