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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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Marie Rimmer’s voting in Parliament
Marie Rimmer is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a random selection of Marie Rimmer’s votes.
Consistently voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
8 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2015–2016.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
42 votes for, 11 votes against, 30 absences, between 2017–2020.
Voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, in 2016.
Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016.
Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2016–2020.
Consistently voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 22 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2016.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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Marie Rimmer has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
We are talking about internment camps for peace-loving people, people who have a different faith from other Chinese people. This is once again about a Communist Government. During the past few months, there has been a rush from our Government to remove our dependency on the Russian economy due to its invasion of Ukraine. It is now widely acknowledged that the Government started that process...
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress NHS England is making on the steps it is taking to engage with representatives of dementia organisations.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress NHS England is making on the steps it is taking to engage with people living with dementia who draw on healthcare.
More of Marie Rimmer’s recent appearances
Labour MP for St Helens South and Whiston
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Marie Rimmer campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Ministry of Justice
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Commonwealth and Development Office
- Department for Education
- Department for Communities and Local Government
- Data Protection
- Non-domestic Rates: Greater London
- Children: Day Care
- *No heading*
- Non-domestic Rates
Currently held offices
- Member, British Sign Language Bill Committee (since 9 Feb 2022)
- Member, Building Safety Bill Committee (since 9 Sep 2021)
- Member, Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill Committee (since 1 Jul 2021)
Other offices held in the past
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (14 Apr 2020 to 4 Dec 2021)
- Member, Justice Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 11 May 2020)
- Member, Justice Committee (5 Feb 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Disabled People) (1 Feb 2017 to 9 Oct 2017)
- Member, Justice Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 13 Mar 2017)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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