Claire Hanna

Social Democratic and Labour Party MP for Belfast South


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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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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, where they voted similarly to their party.

Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Claire Hanna has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

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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

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Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Home Office
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • UK Trade with EU
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Immigration: EU Nationals
  • Fisheries: Seasonal Workers

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: 15 Nov 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
Payment of £200 expected from the BBC, Broadcasting House, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR, for appearing on Radio 4's Any Questions on 17 September 2021. Hours: 45 mins. Fee will be paid to SDLP Balmoral Branch. (Registered 23 September 2021)
Payment of £120 expected from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for a survey completed on 22 September 2021. Hours: 30 mins. Fee will be paid to SDLP Balmoral Branch. (Registered 23 September 2021)

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