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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.
This is a random selection of Gill Furniss’s votes.
Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, 1 absence, between 2017–2021.
Generally 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, 4 absences, between 2016–2022.
Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2019–2022.
Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 3 absences, in 2020.
Voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2016.
Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, 6 absences, between 2016–2022.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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Gill Furniss has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
I thank my hon. Friend the hon. Member for Liverpool, West Derby (Ian Byrne) for securing this urgent question. Like many others, I have never forgotten that day. I lived just around the corner from the football ground and remember seeing young people queueing outside phone boxes—probably 50 of them—with not one word being spoken, because they were so traumatised. I have never seen...
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the research entitled National evaluation of e-scooter trials report, published on 15 December 2022, how many penalties have been issued by e-scooter trial providers as a result of a rider abandoning an e-scooter in the last 12 months.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many rental e-scooter riders have been convicted of causing an obstruction under regulation 103 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 since 2020.
More of Gill Furniss’s recent appearances
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
- Department for Transport
- Home Office
- Department for Education
- Post Offices
- Post Offices: Franchises
- Iron and Steel: USA
- General Practitioners: Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough
- Yemen: Humanitarian Aid
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
- Member, Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill Committee (30 Nov 2022 to 6 Dec 2022)
- 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)
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