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Karin Smyth is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Karin Smyth’s votes.
Last updated: 20 Jul 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to protect (a) mental health and (b) learning disability nursing routes.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many applications have been received for traditional higher education self-funding degree programmes for nursing in 2020 to date.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the King's Fund report, Closing the gap: Key areas for action on the health and care workforce, published in March 2020, what recent assessment he has made of the level of attrition during nursing training.
Labour MP for Bristol South
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Karin Smyth campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 10 Aug 2020.