Gill Furniss

Opposition Whip (Commons)

Labour MP for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough

@gillfurnissmp

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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

Recent appearances

  • Attorney General: Domestic Violence 18 Mar 2021

    What steps he has taken to increase the number of prosecutions relating to domestic violence.
  • Attorney General: Domestic Violence 18 Mar 2021

    In 2020, domestic abuse-related crime surged by 9%, but referrals to the CPS fell by 19%. We know that the CPS is under enormous pressure to clear the backlog caused by covid-19. Will the Attorney General commit to provide the necessary resources to ensure that all victims who report domestic abuse crimes receive the justice they deserve as swiftly as possible?
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination 16 Mar 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 vaccines have been discarded as a result of logistical or storage issues.

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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
  • Home Office
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department for Education
  • Post Offices: Franchises
  • Post Offices
  • Iron and Steel: USA
  • Immigrants: Employment
  • Iron and Steel

Currently held offices

  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (since 10 Jul 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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: 15 Mar 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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