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: 29 Sep 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 — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Minimum Wage: Young People 24 Feb 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) raising the minimum wage to £10 an hour and (b) ending the lower rates of pay for people under (i) 25, (ii) 21 and (iii) 18 years of age.
  • Government's Management of the Economy 23 Feb 2021

    I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Oxford East (Anneliese Dodds) for bringing about this debate and giving us an opportunity to reflect on what has not been working in economic management, on the erosion of public services and on the unsustainable damage that we have been causing to the environment over the last decade, and to find new social democratic approaches that transform the...
  • Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill 11 Feb 2021

    The SDLP certainly welcomes this move in the right direction but, like others, we have some disappointment that the principle of a woman being able to take maternity leave has required speedy legislation to be put right. This should have been addressed earlier; the gap has been apparent for a while and it should have been addressed more comprehensively and systematically. This should not...

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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
  • Cabinet Office
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • UK Trade with EU
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination
  • Immigration: EU Nationals
  • Self-employment Income Support Scheme

Currently held offices

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

Previous MPs in this constituency

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 15 Feb 2021.


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