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Claire Hanna’s voting in Parliament
Claire Hanna is a Social Democratic and Labour Party MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Social Democratic and Labour Party MPs.
This is a random selection of Claire Hanna’s votes.
Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2020.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
9 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2020–2022.
Generally voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
3 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2021–2022.
Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2020.
Voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, in 2022.
Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
1 vote for, 4 votes against, 5 absences, between 2021–2022.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to his Iranian counterpart on the potential imposition of the death penalty on protesters in that country.
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she is taking steps with (a) governing bodies and (b) other stakeholders to help promote rugby in Northern Ireland.
Despite this scheme having been announced in May, we will hit December tomorrow without households being supported. As far back as the spring, my party was proposing a taskforce to address a cost of living crisis that was clear to anybody actually focused on the needs of households in Northern Ireland. We have put forward solutions including a home heating oil subsidy and one based on the...
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Social Democratic and Labour Party MP for Belfast South, Former Social Democratic and Labour Party MLA for Belfast South
Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election
Entered the Assembly on 29 June 2015 — appointed
Left the Assembly on 12 December 2019 — Resigned
Topics of interest
- Home Office
- Commonwealth and Development Office
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Department of Health and Social Care
- UK Trade with EU
- Asylum: Northern Ireland
- UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Northern Ireland
- Coronavirus: Vaccination
- Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Currently held offices
- Member, Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill Committee (since 28 Jun 2021)
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 28 Nov 2022.
Name of donor: ABColombia
Address of donor: 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE17 7JB
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): International and internal flights, accommodation, local transport, interpretation and food, value £4,630
Destination of visit: Colombia
Dates of visit: 31 March - 8 April 2022
Purpose of visit: To understand the current context in relation to the peace process and business, human and environmental rights.
(Registered 11 May 2022)
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