Debbie Abrahams

Labour MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth

@Debbie_abrahams

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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

Recent appearances

  • Building Safety Bill 21 Jul 2021

    My warmest congratulations, Madam Deputy Speaker. I think everybody welcomes the new and enhanced regulatory regimes for building safety in the Bill, but, as many Members have stated, I am equally concerned about the action that is needed now to make existing homes and products safe and to stop leaseholders from being hit with catastrophic bills from building owners to fix historic failures....
  • Prime Minister: Engagements 21 Jul 2021

    Since July 2019, the Department for Work and Pensions has undertaken 124 internal process reviews following the deaths of 97 claimants and 27 where claimants suffered serious harm—a threefold increase since 2012. Not once was this mentioned in the health and disability Green Paper published last night. Many believe that this is just the tip of the iceberg and many also believe that the...
  • Nationality and Borders Bill: [1st Allocated Day] 19 Jul 2021

    Will the right hon. Lady give way?

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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, 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: 26 Jul 2021.

8. Miscellaneous
Along with the Good Law Project and two other MPs, since 6 October 2020 I have been party to judicial review proceedings crowdfunded through the Good Law Project, 3 East Point High Street, Seal, Sevenoaks, TN15 0EG. Total costs incurred on this action: £98,914.42. £85,000 was paid by the government, leaving the remainder (£13,914.42) payable by GLP direct to Counsel. (Registered 27 October 2020; updated 26 January 2021 and 28 April 2021)

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