Thangam Debbonaire campaigned to remain in the European Union
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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 selection of Thangam Debbonaire’s votes.
Has never voted on a reduction in spending on welfare benefits
Has never voted on more EU integration
Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs
Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government
Has never voted on paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability
Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system
We have lots more plain English analysis of Thangam Debbonaire’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Thangam Debbonaire’s full vote analysis page for more.
Thangam Debbonaire has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what (a) funding and (b) guidance his Department provides to local authorities to enable people who have recently been granted refugee status to benefit from rent deposit schemes if they are not considered to be in priority need for housing.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy, where a newly recognised refugee has made an application for welfare benefits during the statutory 28 day move-on period, to continue paying asylum support allowance to that refugee until their first welfare benefit has been paid, including in circumstances where that payment is a short-term benefit advance.
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to improve access to the private rented sector for single people who are homeless.
More of Thangam Debbonaire’s recent appearances
Labour MP for Bristol West
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
- Home Office
- Department for Culture
- Media and Sport
- Department for Energy and Climate Change
- Department for Communities and Local Government
- Department for Education
- Refugees: Loans
- Asylum: EU Law
- Asylum: Children
- British Nationality
Currently held offices
- Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (since 14 Jan 2016)
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- Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Thangam Debbonaire’s speeches
- Has received answers to 139 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 WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 9.66% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below 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 16–17 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") 8 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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