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: 13 Jun 2018

Recent appearances

  • Immigration Detention: Shaw Review 24 Jul 2018

    There is so much to welcome in the Home Secretary’s announcement today. I am particularly pleased to hear about the pilot and evaluation of the new system for vulnerable women. I urge him to take that evaluation very carefully and make sure that we get it right. He mentioned a lack of evidence on the question of a time limit. Will he look, or look again, at the report on detention...
  • EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legislation 24 Jul 2018

    I refer the House to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. Will the Secretary of State please commit to meeting the Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries, the hon. Member for Stourbridge (Margot James), who in a recent meeting with me and the Musicians’ Union agreed about the need for there to be some form of visa so that musicians and others in the...
  • Syria 24 Jul 2018

    This country’s resettlement scheme is good and well respected, and last year 6,200 Syrian refugees were resettled here, but 50% of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ estimated 1.2 million refugees worldwide are Syrian, and we can do so much more. We are one of the states parties signatories to the New York declaration of 2016. Sections 77 to 79 state our intention...

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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 104 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 83.19% 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.
  • 159 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Thangam Debbonaire’s activity
  • 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: 13 Aug 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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