Trudy Harrison

Former Conservative MP for Copeland

Climate Change

There have been votes in Parliament on targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and on increasing the proportion of electricity generated via renewable means as well as on the establishment of a UK Green Investment Bank, to invest in projects which, for example, reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Trudy Harrison generally voted against measures to prevent climate change

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Major votes

  • On 20 Feb 2024: Trudy Harrison voted rejecting a climate change test for new oil and gas licences - requiring new licences to be compatible with the latest IPCC report on limiting warming to 1.5 C. Show vote
  • On 20 Feb 2024: Trudy Harrison voted yes on Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill: Third Reading Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2023: Trudy Harrison voted yes on Draft Vehicle Emissions Trading Schemes Order 2023 Show vote
  • On 10 Jan 2022: Trudy Harrison voted in favour of laws enabling the government to direct funds from electricity consumers, via electricity suppliers, to help pay for, and encourage private investment in, new nuclear power stations. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2021: Trudy Harrison voted not to require the benefits of any subsidies to outweigh any negative effects on the UK's aim of net zero emissions of targeted greenhouse gases by 2050. Show vote
  • On 3 Nov 2021: Trudy Harrison voted in favour of laws enabling the government to direct funds from electricity consumers, via electricity suppliers, to help pay for, and encourage private investment in, new nuclear power stations. Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2021: Trudy Harrison voted to exempt national security and defence as well as taxation and spending from those policy areas where ministers would be required to have due regard to environmental policy. Show vote
  • On 7 Jun 2021: Trudy Harrison voted not to make supporting reducing the United Kingdom's net targeted greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050 the initial core mission of the Advanced Research and Invention Agency Show vote
  • On 26 May 2021: Trudy Harrison voted not to ban the burning of certain types of vegetation in almost all upland areas with peat soils in England. Show vote
  • On 26 Jan 2021: Trudy Harrison voted not to require public authorities to act in accordance with the following principles in relation to the environment: preventative action to avert damage; the precautionary principle; rectifying damage at source and "polluter pays". Show vote
  • On 13 Jan 2021: Trudy Harrison voted not to require the Financial Conduct Authority to have regard to the target of reducing UK greenhouse gas emissions back to 1990 levels by 2050 when setting capital and risk related requirements for investment firms. Show vote
  • On 16 Nov 2020: Trudy Harrison voted not to seek to ensure any regulations on the subject of climate change risk which apply to those running certain occupational pension schemes align with the aims of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner and limiting the global average temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2020: Trudy Harrison voted not to require ministers to have due regard to the target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 when taking actions including setting up agricultural subsidy schemes. Show vote
  • On 29 Sep 2020: Trudy Harrison voted not to require a "climate and nature emergency impact statement" as part of any proposal for financial assistance under a United Kingdom Internal Market Act. Show vote

Scoring Agreements

Agreements are when Parliament takes a decision without holding a vote.

This does not necessarily mean universal approval, but does mean there were no (or few) objections made to the decision being made.

The following agreements were made while this member was elected:

  • On 24 Jun 2019: Approval of SI setting 2050 Net Zero target date Show Decision

Minor votes

  • On 18 May 2022: Trudy Harrison voted not to express support for a series of policy proposals put forward by the leader of the Scottish National Party Ian Blackford MP. The policies in question were: protecting workers' rights, doing more in respect of the cost of living and climate change; increasing benefits; imposing windfall taxes; retaining existing EU derived law and retaining the existing Human Rights Act. Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2021: Trudy Harrison voted for NHS reforms and reorganisations intended to ensure integration and coordination both within the NHS and between the NHS and local councils as well as to make virginity checking and hymen reconstruction an offence. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2021: Trudy Harrison voted for NHS reforms and reorganisations intended to ensure integration and coordination both within the NHS and between the NHS and local councils as well as to make virginity checking and hymen reconstruction an offence. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2021: Trudy Harrison voted for NHS reforms and reorganisations intended to ensure integration and coordination both within the NHS and between the NHS and local councils as well as to make virginity checking and hymen reconstruction an offence. Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2020: Trudy Harrison voted not to call on the Government to develop and implement a plan to eliminate the substantial majority of transport emissions by 2030. Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2019: Trudy Harrison voted against a motion calling on the Government "to rebuild the economy so that it works in the interest of the many, not just handing out rewards to those at the top" and bring forward "a green industrial revolution to decarbonise the economy and boost economic growth". Show vote
  • On 25 Jun 2019: Trudy Harrison voted to exclude wind and water turbines from a special reduced rate of VAT applying to the supply and installation of energy-saving materials in residential accommodation. Show vote

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