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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 random selection of Thangam Debbonaire’s votes.
Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, in 2016.
Generally voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 11 absences, between 2016–2022.
Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 5 absences, between 2015–2022.
Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2015–2020.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
56 votes for, 5 votes against, 25 absences, between 2017–2022.
Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, between 2016–2020.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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Thangam Debbonaire has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Will the Leader of the House give us the forthcoming business?
I thank the Leader of the House for the business and the recess dates. Tomorrow is the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls, which I have been involved with for decades, so it is desperately sad that we still have two women a week tragically murdered by partners or ex-partners, the same as in 1992. Laws have changed, but sadly too many attitudes have not....
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many months are required to have passed without correspondence from the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) scheme to an ARAP applicant for his Department to provide an update to (a) an Member and (b) an ARAP applicant on an individual case.
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Labour MP for Bristol West
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Thangam Debbonaire campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Office
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Ministry of Housing
- Communities and Local Government
- Department for Education
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Coronavirus: Vaccination
- Buildings: Insulation
- Asylum: Children
- Employment: Autism
- Housing: Construction
Currently held offices
- Member, Restoration and Renewal Client Board Committee (since 17 Oct 2022)
- Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (since 8 Jun 2021)
- Member, Members Estimate Committee (since 9 May 2021)
- Member, House of Commons Commission (since 9 May 2021)
- Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (since 9 May 2021)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Secretary of State for Housing (6 Apr 2020 to 9 May 2021)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (18 Oct 2016 to 6 Apr 2020)
- Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (14 Jan 2016 to 18 Oct 2016)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 14 Nov 2022.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing surveys. All payments are made direct to charity or community organisations. (Updated 13 June 2019)
15 January 2021, payment of £100. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 02 November 2021)
2 November 2021, payment of £120. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 02 November 2021)
Payments from Ipsos MORI
, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing surveys. All payments are made direct to charity or community organisations.
28 July 2022, payment of £225 for a survey. Hours: 1 hr 30 mins. (Registered 01 August 2022; updated 16 August 2022)
18 August 2022, payment of £225 for a survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 18 August 2022)
Payments from Savanta ComRes, 54 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3UD, for completing surveys. All payments are made direct to charity or community organisations.
15 January 2021, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 08 November 2021)
30 June 2021, payment of £100. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 08 November 2021)
9 September 2021, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 08 November 2021)
2 November 2021, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 08 November 2021)
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