Rebecca Long-Bailey

Labour MP for Salford and Eccles


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Rebecca Long-Bailey’s voting in Parliament

Rebecca Long-Bailey is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Rebecca Long-Bailey sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

We have lots more plain English analysis of Rebecca Long-Bailey’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Rebecca Long-Bailey’s full vote analysis page for more.

Rebecca Long-Bailey has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Universal Credit and Working Tax Credits 15 Sep 2021

    The Secretary of State said that the best route out of poverty is to work. If only that were true. When I came into this place, I knew there would be Tory Members who believed that poverty was a self-infliction, or a “personality defect” in the words of Margaret Thatcher herself in 1978. But I also naively hoped that there might be one or two good people on the Tory Benches who understood...
  • Work and Pensions: Topical Questions 13 Sep 2021

    More than 7,000 people in Salford are on the housing waiting list, which is forcing many to rent privately, but the under-35 rule means that younger vulnerable constituents claiming universal credit receive only enough to cover a single room in a shared house, with people they do not know. One of my constituents fled domestic abuse and they do not meet the narrow criteria for exemption until...
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Public Transport: Social Distancing 23 Jul 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to monitor the implementation of his Department’s Safer Transport Guidance for Operators, particularly with regard to social distancing on public transport; how the public can report non-implementation of that guidance by public transport providers; and what the sanctions are for public transport providers that do not...

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Labour MP for Salford and Eccles

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Rebecca Long-Bailey campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • HM Treasury
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy: Public Expenditure
  • Welfare Tax Credits
  • Wholesale Trade: Alcoholic Drinks
  • Business: Pay
  • Blood: Contamination

Currently held offices

  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (since 22 Feb 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Education (6 Apr 2020 to 25 Jun 2020)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (9 Feb 2017 to 6 Apr 2020)
  • Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (27 Jun 2016 to 9 Feb 2017)
  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (27 Sep 2015 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Shadow Minister (Treasury) (18 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Sep 2021.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Momentum Campaign (Services) Ltd.
Address of donor: Unit 303 Canon Wharf, Pell Street, London SE8 5EN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Interest free loan of £20,000 for my leadership campaign, repaid on 25 March 2020.

Date received: 4 February 2020

Date accepted: 5 February 2020

Donor status: company, registration 09654873

(Registered 05 February 2020; updated 05 March 2021)

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