Thangam Debbonaire

Shadow Secretary of State for Housing

Labour MP for Bristol West

@thangammp https://facebook.com/debbonaire

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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.

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Last updated: 29 Sep 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.

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Thangam Debbonaire has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Homelessness and Temporary Accommodation — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] 2 Dec 2020

    The Minister is being incredibly generous in giving way. Does she accept that whatever is ahead in future decades, her party has been in charge for the past decade, so they must take some responsibility for how we have ended up where we are today? [Interruption.]
  • Homelessness and Temporary Accommodation — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] 2 Dec 2020

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Edward. I want to start by saying to the Minister that in this room she has some of the best housing campaigners anywhere in the House. She has people with expertise, knowledge, passion and dedication—none more so than my hon. Friend the Member for Westminster North (Ms Buck), who has brought this debate to the Minister’s and to our...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Work Experience: EU Nationals 1 Dec 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether young people from EU countries will be allowed to continue to pursue unpaid short-term work placements in the UK without a work permit after the transition period.

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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 and Social Care
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department for Education
  • Employment: Autism
  • Asylum: Children
  • Refugees: Loans
  • Asylum
  • Immigrants: Detainees

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Housing (since 6 Apr 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Nov 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 3JA, for completing surveys. All payments are made direct to charity or community organisations. (Updated 13 June 2019)
8 January 2020, payment of £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 30 April 2020)
16 January 2020, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 30 April 2020)
11 February 2020, payment of £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 30 April 2020)
13 March 2020, payment of £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 30 April 2020)
30 April 2020, payment of £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 30 April 2020)
Payment of £75 expected for a survey completed on 28 May 2020. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 28 May 2020)
Payment of £75 expected for a survey completed on 17 July 2020. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 17 July 2020)
Payment of £75 expected for a survey completed on 7 September 2020. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 07 September 2020)
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)
8 January 2020, payment of £110. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 08 January 2020)
11 February 2020, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 25 March 2020)
9 March 2020, payment of £100. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 25 March 2020)
25 March 2020, payment of £100. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 25 March 2020)
Payment of £60 expected for a survey completed on 7 May 2020. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 07 May 2020)
Payment of £70 expected for a survey completed on 12 June 2020. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 12 June 2020)
Payment of £100 expected for a survey completed on 3 July 2020. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 03 July 2020)
Payment of £100 expected for a survey completed on 20 July 2020. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 20 July 2020)
Payment of £100 expected for a survey completed on 9 September 2020. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 09 September 2020)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Music Union Wales & South West England
Address of donor: Transport House, 1 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9SD

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

Date received: 12 November 2019

Date accepted: 12 November 2019

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 08 January 2020)

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