Gill Furniss

Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

Labour MP for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough


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.

However, Gill Furniss sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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Gill Furniss has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Work and Pensions: Saving for the Future 5 Feb 2024

    One of the simplest ways to get people saving for the future is by ensuring that they are enrolled in a pension scheme, but all too many are currently excluded from auto-enrolment, particularly women, who are twice as likely to miss out. The Government have known about this problem for years. They first proposed widening the criteria in 2017. Last year, thanks to a private Member’s Bill,...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pensions: Consumer Information 1 Feb 2024

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse of the Pensions Dashboards programme has been as of 29 January 2024.
  • Books in Primary Schools 24 Jan 2024

    Does the Minister agree that cuts to public services mean that there is less access to public libraries? Many have closed, and community libraries, which adults in particular used to rely on, are no longer accessible.

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Labour MP for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2016 — Byelection

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Topics of interest

Gill Furniss campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Transport
  • Home Office
  • Department for Education
  • Post Offices
  • Post Offices: Franchises
  • Cycling and Walking: Finance
  • Electric Vehicles: Charging Points
  • Iron and Steel: USA

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (since 5 Sep 2023)
  • Member, Charities Bill [HL] Second Reading Committee (since 12 Jan 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Lifelong Learning (Higher Education Fee Limits) Bill Committee (15 Mar 2023 to 23 Mar 2023)
  • Member, Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill Committee (30 Nov 2022 to 6 Dec 2022)
  • Member, Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Bill Committee ( 2 Feb 2022 to 9 Feb 2022)
  • Member, Charities Bill [HL] Committee (19 Jan 2022 to 25 Jan 2022)
  • Shadow Minister (Transport) (17 Jan 2022 to 5 Sep 2023)
  • Member, Elections Bill Committee (15 Sep 2021 to 26 Oct 2021)
  • 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: 19 Feb 2024.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from You Gov, 50 Featherstone St, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing surveys. All fees paid direct to charity.
16 December 2023, payment of £150 for a survey completed on 25 November 2022. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 06 March 2023; updated 27 March 2023)
13 February 2023, payment of £150 for a survey completed on 1 December 2022. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 06 March 2023; updated 27 March 2023)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
From September 2020 I employ my daughter, Emily Grace Ahmed, as Executive Office Manager. (Registered 03 June 2016; updated 07 June 2018, 14 December 2020 and 14 February 2024)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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