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.

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.

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

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 18 Mar 2022

    Commercial Rent (Prohibition of Upward-Only Reviews) Bill: Second Reading – Sarah Olney. Private Members' Bills
  • Decarbonising Aviation — [Sir Gary Streeter in the Chair] 21 Sep 2021

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Gary. I congratulate the hon. Member for Putney (Fleur Anderson), my constituency neighbour, on securing this really important debate. As her constituency neighbours mine, I obviously share many of her concerns about the flightpath, Heathrow expansion and the impact that unrestrained aviation growth might have on the health and welfare...
  • Decarbonising Aviation — [Sir Gary Streeter in the Chair] 21 Sep 2021

    The hon. Lady is absolutely right. More and more, I hear people talking about adapting to climate change instead of tackling it, and I am really concerned that people are doing exactly that, or thinking about exactly that: operational solutions to enable us to carry on exactly as we are, rather than tackling the problem at its root. This is not just about climate change; it is about...

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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
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Green Homes Grant Scheme
  • Bank Cards
  • Housing: Insulation
  • Travel: Coronavirus
  • 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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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Sep 2021.


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