Gill Furniss

Shadow Minister (Transport)

Labour MP for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough

@gillfurnissmp

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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.

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Recent appearances

  • Tributes to Her Late Majesty the Queen 10 Sep 2022

    I rise to pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on behalf of my constituents in Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough. For people across Sheffield, Her Majesty was a great source of comfort and stability across her 70-year reign. She was our Queen; she belonged to us. We had good times and we had bad times, but all the time she held a special place in all our hearts. I want to talk...
  • Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government 18 Jul 2022

    When the Prime Minister took office, he stood on the steps of Downing Street and promised to level up every part of Britain. He said he would close the opportunity gap and, in his words, unleash the power “of every corner” of the United Kingdom. In 2019, he came to Sheffield and made that same pledge. He continues to boast about levelling up as though it has been some gigantic success,...
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycling and Walking: Finance 14 Jul 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 8 June 2020 to Question 49717 on Cycling and Walking: Finance, when he will publish the Cycling Insights part of the research commissioned by his Department to assess what funding is required to meet its targets for increased cycling and walking by 2025.

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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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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: Franchises
  • Post Offices
  • Iron and Steel: USA
  • Immigrants: Employment
  • 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

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.

4. Visits outside the UK
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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