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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.
This is a random selection of Sarah Olney’s votes.
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, 2 absences, between 2021–2022.
Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2020.
Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2017–2021.
Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
22 votes for, 2 votes against, 2 absences, between 2017–2021.
Consistently voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2021.
Voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2020.
Last updated: 10 Jan 2022.
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Sarah Olney has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Minimum Energy Performance of Buildings Bill: Second Reading – Sarah Olney.
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...
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
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Home Office
- Green Homes Grant Scheme
- Business: Coronavirus
- 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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