Debbie Abrahams

Labour MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth


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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
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Health
  • Home Office
  • Universal Credit
  • Vending Machines
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Children: Maintenance
  • Employment and Support Allowance

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Finance Bill Committee (11 Jan 2024 to 16 Jan 2024)
  • Member, Energy Bill [HL] Committee (17 May 2023 to 22 May 2023)
  • Member, Ballot Secrecy Bill [HL] Committee ( 1 Mar 2023 to 7 Mar 2023)
  • Member, Child Support (Enforcement) Bill Committee (22 Feb 2023 to 1 Mar 2023)
  • Member, Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill [HL] Committee (19 Jan 2022 to 27 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Draft Online Safety Bill (Joint Committee) (21 Jul 2021 to 30 May 2024)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee ( 2 Mar 2020 to 30 May 2024)
  • 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)

Recent appearances

  • Points of Order 22 May 2024

    On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Today, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the country’s equalities watchdog, launched an investigation into the Department for Work and Pensions over its potentially discriminatory treatment of sick and disabled people within the social security system. This is absolutely unprecedented. The investigation has been escalated following two...
  • Families in Temporary Accommodation 20 May 2024

    My hon. Friend is making a powerful speech. I was informed by the Shared Health Foundation about a woman who had to flee her home with her three children because of domestic violence. She has been put into temporary accommodation that is unfit for human habitation, and has been told that she is likely to be there for 10 years. Is that not absolutely inexcusable?

More of Debbie Abrahams’s recent appearances

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