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Stephen Doughty is a Labour/Co-operative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour/Co-operative MPs.
However, Stephen Doughty sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
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To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the data his Department holds on the (a) prevalence rate, (b) R rate and (c) total number of infections assessed by the UK Government to be present in (i) France, (ii) Italy, (iii) Spain, (iv) Iran, (v) USA, (vi) China, (vii) Belgium (viii) Paris, (ix) Milan, (x) Brussels, (xi) Madrid, (xii) Tehran, (xiii) Wuhan,...
I wholeheartedly welcome this order and endorse the comments by my hon. Friends and from the SNP Benches. Across the House, one thing we all have in common is the view that these groups are utterly despicable and need the strongest action to be taken against them. The tactics, ideology, and methods that the Minister rightly outlined in relation to FKD are deeply disturbing, and are...
My hon. Friend is making crucial points about the UK Government’s responsibilities in this area, and of course fire safety issues go well beyond the issue of cladding to other matters such as compartmentation and other fire safety measures. Does my hon. Friend agree that the original developers of buildings also need to take a huge responsibility? In my constituency, Laing O’Rourke is...
Labour/Co-operative MP for Cardiff South and Penarth
Entered the House of Commons on 16 November 2012 — Byelection
Party was Labour until 30 Mar 2015
Stephen Doughty campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.