Debbie Abrahams

MP, Oldham East and Saddleworth

Oldham East and Saddleworth Labour

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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
  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Consistently voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show 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

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

Recent appearances

  • Supported Housing: Benefit 20 Jul 2016

    This has been a thorough and important Opposition debate, with 21 contributions. I welcome the new Work and Pensions team and the conciliatory tone that the new Secretary of State took in his opening speech. I gently chide him, however, for saying that the Government have an exemplary record, because during the passage of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill last year, which the Minister for...
  • Supported Housing: Benefit 20 Jul 2016

    No, I am sorry—there have been so many opportunities for that. I am sure you will go straight to Hansard, Madam Deputy Speaker, to see exactly what those remarks were. I will move on to my substantive remarks. Many people have defined what supported housing provides, in terms of both accommodation schemes and support to very vulnerable people. It includes preventive services, services...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Equality and Human Rights Commission: Recruitment 14 Jul 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has had discussions with the Equality and Human Rights Commission on its employment of disabled people.

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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 of Health
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Health
  • Education
  • International Development
  • Vending Machines
  • Children: Maintenance
  • Kashmir
  • Universal Credit
  • 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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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Jul 2016.

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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