Gareth Snell

Former Labour/Co-operative MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central


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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Leaving the EU: Workers’ Rights 29 Oct 2019

    As a Member who voted for Second Reading of the withdrawal Bill, I say to the Secretary of State that it is at best confused and at worst slightly disingenuous to put more weight on the programme motion vote than on the principle of the Bill going forward, which many of us supported, as a reason for not bringing the Bill back. On workers’ rights, I welcome the Secretary of State’s...
  • Business of the House 28 Oct 2019

    It cannot have escaped the Leader of the House’s quite significant intellect that the amount of time the Government have used to avoid tabling a programme motion is actually longer than the time that most of us who voted for the Second Reading of the WAB were asking for scrutiny of it in the first place. Given that I understand his role constitutionally is to be this place’s...
  • Early Parliamentary General Election 28 Oct 2019

    Will the hon. Lady give way?

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Former Labour/Co-operative MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central

Entered the House of Commons on 24 February 2017 — Byelection

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

Party was Labour until 3 May 2017

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Topics of interest

  • Home Office
  • Department for International Trade
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Ceramics: EU Action
  • Defence Fire and Rescue Service
  • Bus Services: Stoke on Trent
  • Disability Living Allowance: Children
  • Natural Gas: Storage

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Procedure Committee (19 Mar 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (13 Mar 2017 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: USDAW
Address of donor: 188 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M14 5LJ

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 24 October 2019)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Gisela Stuart
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Date received: 5 November 2019

Date accepted: 5 November 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 November 2019)

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