Angela Rayner

Shadow Deputy Prime Minister

Labour MP for Ashton-under-Lyne

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Climate Change

There have been votes in Parliament on targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and on increasing the proportion of electricity generated via renewable means as well as on the establishment of a UK Green Investment Bank, to invest in projects which, for example, reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Angela Rayner generally voted for measures to prevent climate change

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

Major votes

  • On 4 Dec 2023: Angela Rayner voted yes on Delegated Legislation — Climate Change Show vote
  • On 18 May 2022: Angela Rayner was absent for a vote on Programme for Government — Workers' Rights — Cost of Living — Climate — Benefits — Windfall Tax — Devolution — Human Rights Show vote
  • On 10 Jan 2022: Angela Rayner voted in favour of laws enabling the government to direct funds from electricity consumers, via electricity suppliers, to help pay for, and encourage private investment in, new nuclear power stations. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2021: Angela Rayner voted to require the benefits of any subsidies to outweigh any negative effects on the UK's aim of net zero emissions of targeted greenhouse gases by 2050. Show vote
  • On 3 Nov 2021: Angela Rayner was absent for a vote on Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2021: Angela Rayner was absent for a vote on Environment Bill — Clause 18 — Policy Statement on Environmental Principles — Exemptions Show vote
  • On 7 Jun 2021: Angela Rayner voted to make supporting reducing the United Kingdom's net targeted greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050 the initial core mission of the Advanced Research and Invention Agency Show vote
  • On 26 May 2021: Angela Rayner voted to ban the burning of certain types of vegetation in almost all upland areas with peat soils in England. Show vote
  • On 26 Jan 2021: Angela Rayner voted to require public authorities to act in accordance with the following principles in relation to the environment: preventative action to avert damage; the precautionary principle; rectifying damage at source and "polluter pays". Show vote
  • On 13 Jan 2021: Angela Rayner voted to to require the Financial Conduct Authority to have regard to the target of reducing UK greenhouse gas emissions back to 1990 levels by 2050 when setting capital and risk related requirements for investment firms. Show vote
  • On 16 Nov 2020: Angela Rayner voted to seek to ensure any regulations on the subject of climate change risk which apply to those running certain occupational pension schemes align with the aims of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner and limiting the global average temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2020: Angela Rayner voted to require ministers to have due regard to the target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 when taking actions including setting up agricultural subsidy schemes. Show vote
  • On 29 Sep 2020: Angela Rayner voted to require a "climate and nature emergency impact statement" as part of any proposal for financial assistance under a United Kingdom Internal Market Act. Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2020: Angela Rayner was absent for a vote on Transport — Eliminate Substantial Majority of Emissions by 2030 Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2019: Angela Rayner was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Programme for Government — The Economy — In the Interest of the Many — Green Industrial Revolution Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Angela Rayner voted to reduce the permitted carbon dioxide emission rate of new homes. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Angela Rayner voted to require a strategy for carbon capture and storage for the energy industry. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Angela Rayner voted to set a decarbonisation target for the UK within six months of June 2016 and to review it annually thereafter. Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Angela Rayner was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Clause 42 — Vehicle Tax — Relation to Carbon Dioxide Emissions — Surcharge for Vehicles Costing Over Forty Thousand Pounds Show vote
  • On 8 Sep 2015: Angela Rayner voted against applying the Climate Change Levy tax to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Angela Rayner voted against the Summer 2015 budget which, among other measures, increased the minimum wage, replaced student maintenance grants with loans and cut tax credits. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Angela Rayner was absent for a vote on Summer Budget 2015 Resolution 21 — Application of Climate Change Levy to Electricity from Renewable Sources Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 23 Nov 2021: Angela Rayner voted against NHS reforms and reorganisations intended to ensure integration and coordination both within the NHS and between the NHS and local councils and against making virginity checking and hymen reconstruction an offence. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2021: Angela Rayner voted against NHS reforms and reorganisations intended to ensure integration and coordination both within the NHS and between the NHS and local councils and against making virginity checking and hymen reconstruction an offence. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2021: Angela Rayner voted against NHS reforms and reorganisations intended to ensure integration and coordination both within the NHS and between the NHS and local councils and against making virginity checking and hymen reconstruction an offence. Show vote
  • On 25 Jun 2019: Angela Rayner voted not to exclude wind and water turbines from a special reduced rate of VAT applying to the supply and installation of energy-saving materials in residential accommodation. Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2016: Angela Rayner voted against VAT increases on the installation of energy saving materials. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Angela Rayner voted in favour of reducing the permitted carbon dioxide emission rate of new homes and against requiring a review of minimum energy performance requirements. Show vote

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