Claire Hanna

Social Democratic and Labour Party MP for Belfast South


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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.

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Last updated: 20 Jul 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Coronavirus 21 Jul 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to limit the spread of covid-19 during the process of claiming asylum for asylum seekers in the UK.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing 21 Jul 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department have taken to prevent the spread of covid-19 in asylum seekers' accomodation.
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Self-employed: Coronavirus 20 Jul 2020

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support self-employed people who are not eligible for the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme due to having a loss in trading profit bringing their average trading profit to below zero.

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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
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Immigration: EU Nationals
  • Self-employed: Coronavirus
  • Self-employment Income Support Scheme
  • Departmental Responsibilities

Currently held offices

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 2020.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Battersea & Wandsworth Trades Union Council (BWTUC Trading Ltd)
Address of donor: 68 Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DZ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,900 towards General Election campaign

Donor status: trade union (company, registration 01968614)

(Registered 11 January 2020)

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