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Rachael Maskell’s voting in Parliament
Rachael Maskell is a Labour/Co-operative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour/Co-operative MPs.
This is a random selection of Rachael Maskell’s votes, where they voted similarly to their party.
Voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 abstention, 2 absences, between 2015–2016.
Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, between 2016–2019.
Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, between 2016–2020.
Consistently voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
8 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2015–2016.
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2016–2020.
Consistently voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 22 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2016.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) staffing and (b) budget has been allocated to work on dementia within his Department.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many civil servants were employed in his Department to work on (a) dementia, (b) heart disease and (c) cancer in (i) 2010 and (ii) 2015.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies pathway for People with Long-term Physical Health Conditions and Medically Unexplained Symptoms including for Parkinson’s.
More of Rachael Maskell’s recent appearances
Labour/Co-operative MP for York Central
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Rachael Maskell campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Department for Education
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Department for Transport
- Department for Digital
- Media and Sport
- Coronavirus: Disease Control
- Coronavirus: Vaccination
- Schools: Coronavirus
- Coronavirus: Screening
- Charities: Coronavirus
Currently held offices
- Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (since 10 Apr 2020)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 4 Mar 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Secretary of State for Employment Rights (7 Jan 2020 to 6 Apr 2020)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (31 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Shadow Minister (Transport) (3 Jul 2017 to 7 Jan 2020)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (27 Jun 2016 to 1 Feb 2017)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (28 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Shadow Minister (Defence) (18 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
- Member, Health and Social Care Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 26 Oct 2015)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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