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.

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Last updated: 20 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 15 Mar 2018

    My constituents are frankly baffled at the way the Government keep pulling business and not replacing it with time to solve the pressing issues of the day: homelessness, lack of funding for schools and challenges in the NHS. Will the Leader of the House work with the Government to provide either Government time or further Opposition day time for us to debate, and hopefully try to solve, some...
  • Exiting the European Union: Support for Manufacturers 15 Mar 2018

    If the Secretary of State and the Government will not consider the customs union, what specific support will they give to the aerospace sector, which employs so many people in Bristol?
  • Integrated Communities 14 Mar 2018

    As chair of the all-party parliamentary group on refugees, I welcome the Government’s integration strategy, as we recommended one in our inquiry last year. I will send the Secretary of State a copy of the report of that inquiry, which looks at refugees who so desperately want to work and contribute to the economy of our country—the country that has granted them asylum. Will he...

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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 65 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Thangam Debbonaire’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 154 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 88.72% 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.
  • 156 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Thangam Debbonaire’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 56 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Mar 2018.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Musicians Union
Address of donor: 60-62 Clapham Road, London SW9 0JJ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 03 July 2017)
Name of donor: UNISON South West
Address of donor: Ground Floor, 2 Tangier Central, Castle Street, Taunton TA1 4AB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 07 July 2017)

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