Debbie Abrahams

MP, Oldham East and Saddleworth

Oldham East and Saddleworth Labour

Debbie Abrahams campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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.

  • Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs
  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes

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

Recent appearances

  • Benefit Claimants Sanctions (Required Assessment) Bill 2 Dec 2016

    Is the hon. and learned Lady aware that Matthew Oakley gave evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee inquiry last year? He said that he was disappointed that the Government had not followed his initial review, which focused only on JSA claimants, and not on the very vulnerable incapacity benefit, ESA and UC claimants. He said that he was surprised and disappointed that the Government had...
  • Benefit Claimants Sanctions (Required Assessment) Bill 2 Dec 2016

    After the previous speech, which I will come on to, I welcome the opportunity to use a slightly different tone in this debate—certainly when it comes to the evidence. I start by offering warm congratulations to the hon. Member for Paisley and Renfrewshire South (Mhairi Black) on bringing the Bill forward. She rightly deserves credit for her work, and her conciliatory tone is to be...
  • Benefit Claimants Sanctions (Required Assessment) Bill 2 Dec 2016

    The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right. Reflecting his father’s experience, many jobcentre advisers have been saying similar things and that they are absolutely horrified by what they are experiencing.

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Profile

Labour MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth

Entered the House of Commons on 14 January 2011 — Byelection

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department of Health
  • Health
  • Education
  • International Development
  • Vending Machines
  • Universal Credit
  • Children: Maintenance
  • Kashmir
  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 21 Nov 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)
Name of donor: UNISON
Address of donor: 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Secondment, via the Labour Party, of a researcher for 2 days a week from 6 July 2016 to 29 December 2016; value £9,051.50. This is to support me in my Shadow front bench role.

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 11 August 2016; updated 17 October 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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