Emma Hardy

Shadow Minister (Education)

Labour MP for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle


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Emma Hardy’s voting in Parliament

Emma Hardy is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Emma Hardy sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

We have lots more plain English analysis of Emma Hardy’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Emma Hardy’s full vote analysis page for more.

Emma Hardy has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Higher Education 3 Mar 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many higher education institutions that requested covid-19 test kits prior to the return of students in academic year 2020-21 have received them.
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Kingston upon Hull 3 Mar 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the letter of 13 November from the Leader of Kingston upon Hull City Council, Stephen Brady OBE, on the levels of covid-19 infection in that city, what plans he has for a programme of widespread community testing in that city.
  • Covid-19: Cultural and Entertainment Sectors 2 Mar 2021

    In 2017, Hull was the city of culture, and that legacy and love of culture lives on. I have sorely missed the magic of a live music event, with the buzz from being in a crowded room and listening to a band I love. Surely, we all just love a good night out, and culture brings that colour to our lives. As the revolutionary change to the way we work takes hold and more businesses realise that...

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Labour MP for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Department for Education
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Treasury
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Special Educational Needs: Transport
  • Coronavirus: Disease Control
  • Surgical Mesh Implants
  • Entry Clearances: Overseas Students
  • Apprentices: Coronavirus

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Education) (since 10 Apr 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Education Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Last updated: 1 Mar 2021.


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