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Sarah Olney is a Liberal Democrat MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Liberal Democrat MPs.
However, Sarah Olney sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Sarah Olney’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Sarah Olney’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support the (a) mental and (b) physical health of new mothers during covid-19 restrictions on the number of people allowed to meet in a group from 14 September 2020.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to bring forward legislative proposals to improve the consistency of requirements for practitioners and premises providing special treatments.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the regulation of (a) special treatments (b) other non-surgical cosmetic treatments; and whether he plans to propose further regulations relating to these procedures.
Liberal Democrat MP for Richmond Park
Entered the House of Commons on 2 December 2016 — Byelection
Last updated: 14 Sep 2020.
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