Thangam Debbonaire

Opposition Whip (Commons)

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Bristol West Labour

The office of Thangam Debbonaire MP has asked us to note that from 1st July 2015 until September 2016 Thangam Debbonaire was having treatment for cancer. During that time she was ‘paired’ for votes – so her absence was matched by a Tory absence. In effect constituents continued to be represented. She worked from the constituency on constituency matters, she and her staff continued to do casework, answer policy emails, submit questions to Ministers.

Thangam Debbonaire’s voting in Parliament

Thangam Debbonaire is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a selection of Thangam Debbonaire’s votes.

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Last updated: 5 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Business of the House 13 Sep 2018

    At the UN General Assembly later this month, the global compact on refugees will hopefully be agreed. I know that the Government wish to promote themselves as friends to refugees—I have heard that answer before—but may we have a debate in Government time, after the House returns from conference recess, on how we will implement the global compact on refugees?
  • International Trade: Trade and Investment: India 13 Sep 2018

    If the Minister was with Mr Modi at the weekend, I expect that the subject of student numbers came up. India will want something in return for an expanded trade and investment programme, so what exactly is the Minister offering? I am not against increasing student numbers, but is he? Will he be honest with the British public?
  • Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Voting Rights: EU Nationals 12 Sep 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what voting rights EU nationals living in the UK will have after the UK has left the EU.

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Labour MP for Bristol West

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

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Topics of interest

Thangam Debbonaire campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Home Office
  • Department of Health
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Refugees: Loans
  • Asylum: Children
  • Asylum
  • Asylum: EU Law
  • Refugees: Children

Currently held offices

  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (since 18 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (14 Jan 2016 to 18 Oct 2016)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 107 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Thangam Debbonaire’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 169 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 83.26% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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") 81 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Sep 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 3JA, for completing surveys:
18 January 2018, received £100. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 18 May 2018)
2 February 2018, received £50. Hours: 10 mins. (Registered 18 May 2018)
14 February 2018, received £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 18 May 2018)
21 March 2018, received £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 18 May 2018)
7 May 2018, received £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 18 May 2018)
5 June 2018, received £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 05 June 2018)
6 July 2018, received £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 06 July 2018)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing surveys:
2 February 2018, received £60. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 23 May 2018)
3 March 2018, received £100. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 23 May 2018)
28 April 2018, received £80. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 23 May 2018)
22 May 2018, received £80. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 23 May 2018)
14 June 2018, received £70. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 14 June 2018)
16 July 2018, received £100. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 16 July 2018)
30 July 2018, received £60. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 30 July 2018)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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