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Holly Lynch’s voting in Parliament
Holly Lynch is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Holly Lynch’s votes.
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 18 votes against, 2 absences, between 2015–2016.
Has never voted on a wholly elected House of Lords
Voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, in 2016.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
47 votes for, 10 votes against, 25 absences, between 2016–2020.
Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, between 2016–2019.
Has never voted on removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords
Last updated: 29 Sep 2020.
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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to open a new immigration removal centre for women on the former site of the Hassockfield Secure Training Centre in County Durham.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the pilot for reducing the time period of auto-bail hearings from four to two months has concluded.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the pilot on reducing the time period for automatic referrals for immigration bail hearings from four to two months has concluded.
More of Holly Lynch’s recent appearances
Labour MP for Halifax
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Holly Lynch campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Office
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Ministry of Justice
- Department for Communities and Local Government
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Floods: Finance
- Asylum: Napier Barracks
- Immigrants: Detainees
- Police: Dogs
- European Union Solidarity Fund
Currently held offices
- Shadow Minister (Home Office) (since 10 Apr 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 11 May 2020)
- Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Flooding and Coastal Communities) (3 Jul 2017 to 30 Jul 2018)
- Member, Women and Equalities Committee (28 Feb 2017 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Procedure Committee (1 Feb 2016 to 28 Feb 2017)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (18 Sep 2015 to 9 Oct 2016)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 26 Oct 2015)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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