Sarah Champion’s voting in Parliament
Sarah Champion is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Sarah Champion’s votes.
Has never voted on a wholly elected House of Lords
Generally voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, in 2013
Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, 1 absence, between 2013–2018
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, 5 absences, between 2013–2016
Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 9 votes against, 3 absences, between 2013–2018
Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2013–2015
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Sarah Champion has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 13 Jun 2018
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he has made an assessment of the potential merits of the conclusions the report, Skin gambling: teenage Britain’s secret habit, published by Parent Zone in June 2018 of the assessment he has made of the findings of the June 2018; and what discussions he has had with the Gambling Commission on underage skin gambling.
I cannot let the Minister off the hook on that one, because one of the key things that we need to be able to implement that support, and the whole raft of protections against domestic violence and other forms of violence against women and girls, is the ratification of the Istanbul convention. I know the Minister said she was going to tie that into the draft domestic abuse Bill, which of...
It is always a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gray. I may need your wise guidance as we go forward with the Bill. It is also a great pleasure to serve on the Committee. The unbelievable passion, vigour and determination with which the hon. Member for Totnes has fought to get the Bill to this stage is something we must all learn from and admire—I am very grateful for it. I...
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Labour MP for Rotherham
Entered the House of Commons on 30 November 2012 — Byelection
Topics of interest
Sarah Champion campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Office
- Ministry of Justice
- Department for Education
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Offences against Children
- Female Genital Mutilation
- Asylum: Children
Currently held offices
- Member, Women and Equalities Committee (since 4 Jun 2018)
- Member, Administration Committee (since 30 Oct 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (15 Jan 2018 to 4 Jun 2018)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities (6 Oct 2016 to 16 Aug 2017)
- Shadow Minister (Home Office) (25 Jul 2016 to 6 Oct 2016)
- Shadow Minister (Home Office) (18 Sep 2015 to 28 Jun 2016)
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 26 Oct 2015)
- Member, Transport Committee (10 Dec 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Sarah Champion’s speeches
- Has received answers to 151 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 69.83% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 136 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 13 Aug 2018.
Name of donor: Government of the Republic of China
Address of donor: Taipei Representative Office
in the UK, 50 Grosvenor Gardens, Belgravia, London SW1W 0EB
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Return flights London-Taipei £3,355; accommodation £1,230.77; domestic travel in Taiwan £183.76; food and drink £512.82; total £5,282.35
Destination of visit: Republic of China (Taiwan)
Dates of visit: 29 July – 5 August 2017
Purpose of visit: All Party Parliamentary Taiwan Group delegation to discuss political, trade and cultural links between the United Kingdom and Taiwan.
(Registered 05 September 2017
Name of donor: High Commission
Address of donor: Aldwych, London WC2B 4NA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Air fare costing £1,829; hotel stay costing £1,183; local transport costing £227; £3,239 in total
Destination of visit: New Delhi
Dates of visit: 5-11 November 2017
Purpose of visit: to develop an understanding of trade and educational opportunities between Britain and India.
(Registered 06 December 2017
Name of donor: Hong Kong Government
Address of donor: c/o Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, 18 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3JA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Airfare £5,975.40; hotel and expenses £1,792.50; local transportation and food £265.62; total £8,033.52
Destination of visit: Hong Kong
Dates of visit: 8-12 April 2018
Purpose of visit: To support bilateral relationship and business development between UK and Hong Kong and to gain understanding of Hong Kong's political, social and economic development.
(Registered 25 April 2018)
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