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Gill Furniss’s voting in Parliament
Gill Furniss is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a random selection of Gill Furniss’s votes.
Consistently voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2016.
Voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2016.
Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016.
Generally voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2017–2019.
Voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016.
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2016–2020.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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Gill Furniss has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
After 12 years of a Conservative Government, they now promise that this will be the Queen’s Speech to fix regional inequality. Forgive me if I do not take the Government’s words at face value. We have heard all this before, and just like before, this Government are all talk and no action. First it was the long-term economic plan—remember that? The Conservative party cynically used that...
I thank the hon. Member for his intervention, but I would say: your Government have been in power for 12 years and, if you did not like it, why did you not do something before?
I apologise, Madam Deputy Speaker. Cutting BTECs flies directly in the face of levelling up. Instead of that, the Government should be championing them alongside T-levels. That is just one example of the Government’s actions failing to meet their rhetoric. Ministers are already making excuses on levelling up. The Levelling Up Secretary has spent the last week trying to cover up his own...
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Labour MP for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2016 — Byelection
Topics of interest
Gill Furniss campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Home Office
- Department for Transport
- Department for Education
- Post Offices
- Post Offices: Franchises
- Iron and Steel: USA
- Yemen: Humanitarian Aid
- Travel: Quarantine
Currently held offices
- Member, Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Bill Committee (since 2 Feb 2022)
- Member, Charities Bill [HL] Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)
- Shadow Minister (Transport) (since 17 Jan 2022)
- Member, Charities Bill [HL] Second Reading Committee (since 12 Jan 2022)
- Member, Elections Bill Committee (since 15 Sep 2021)
Other offices held in the past
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (10 Jul 2020 to 17 Jan 2022)
- Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities) (10 Apr 2020 to 10 Jul 2020)
- Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Steel, Postal Affairs and Consumer Protection) (13 Oct 2016 to 10 Apr 2020)
- Member, Women and Equalities Committee (13 Jun 2016 to 5 Dec 2016)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 3 May 2022.
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar
Address of donor: Qatar Embassy, 1 South Audley Street, London W1K 1NB
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, internal travel and meals with a value of £7,603.65
Destination of visit: Qatar
Dates of visit: 7-13 October 2021
Purpose of visit: British-Qatari APPG
visit to meet ministers and officials to discuss Qatar's humanitarian and political response to the Afghanistan crisis, preparations for the World Cup
, workers' rights reform and bilateral relations.
(Registered 28 October 2021)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
From September 2020 I employ my daughter, Emily Grace Ahmed, as part-time Executive Office Manager. (Registered 03 June 2016; updated 07 June 2018 and 14 December 2020)
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