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: 25 Jan 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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

Recent appearances

  • Jagtar Singh Johal 7 Sep 2022

    This is a real test for the new Government: do they agree with universal human rights and a rules-based system, or not? If they do, they must demand that Mr Johal is immediately released and returned to this country.
  • Avanti West Coast 7 Sep 2022

    It is highly regrettable that the Minister has blamed workers in relation to this particular mess. May I recount a story from a constituent who is a lawyer who commutes to London? She could only get to London last week via Leeds at extra cost and extra time, which is an absolute disgrace. She said that that showed the Government’s disregard for the north. She has made a decision to stay in...
  • Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill 6 Sep 2022

    In addition to climate change and the other areas that my right hon. Friend raises, the British Medical Association and the royal colleges are still very concerned about the impact on our NHS of the new trade deals being negotiated, with profit rather than patients being the prime focus. Is he reassured by the passage of the Bill?

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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
  • Home Office
  • Universal Credit
  • Vending Machines
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Children: Maintenance
  • Employment and Support Allowance

Currently held offices

  • Member, Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill [HL] Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Draft Online Safety Bill (Joint Committee) (since 21 Jul 2021)
  • 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

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.

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