Sarah Olney

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Transport)

Liberal Democrat MP for Richmond Park

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Sarah Olney’s voting in Parliament

Sarah Olney is a Liberal Democrat MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Liberal Democrat MPs.

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Last updated: 10 Jan 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Sarah Olney has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 24 Mar 2023

    Minimum Energy Performance of Buildings Bill: Second Reading – Sarah Olney. Private Members' Bills; 9:30 am
  • Prayers - [Mr Speaker in the Chair] : The Growth Plan 23 Sep 2022

    This Conservative Government are completely out of touch. Today, we have witnessed the biggest and most irresponsible increase in borrowing in recent times—borrowing that could have been offset by increasing the windfall tax on oil and gas companies. Instead, the bill will be paid by millions of householders through higher taxes for years to come. The Chancellor’s excuse for this reckless...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: County Courts: Finance 23 Sep 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the recommendations in the Sixth Report of the Justice Select Committee, Session 2021–22, Court capacity, published on 27 April 2022, whether his Department is taking steps to implement the recommendations on (a) the transparency of timeliness and (b) providing resources to increase the (i) judicial, (ii) physical, (iii) digital...

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Liberal Democrat MP for Richmond Park

Entered the House of Commons on 2 December 2016 — Byelection


Topics of interest

  • Department for Transport
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Treasury
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Home Office
  • Green Homes Grant Scheme
  • Business: Coronavirus
  • Travel: Coronavirus
  • Question
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Transport) (since 7 Sep 2020)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (since 6 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade) (6 Jan 2020 to 7 Sep 2020)

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Future MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
2 August 2022, received a case of wine valued at £150 from Index (a group appointed by the president of RICS to resolve rent review disputes), c/o Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), 12 Great George Street, London SW1P 3AD, following a speech at a conference. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 05 August 2022)

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