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Wera Hobhouse’s voting in Parliament
Wera Hobhouse 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 Wera Hobhouse’s votes.
Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2020.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
45 votes for, 6 votes against, 9 absences, between 2017–2020.
Voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2020.
Voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2020.
Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2018–2019.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 3 November 2021 to Question 64728; which meetings his Department has held over the last decade to discuss the burning of wood pellets with (a) Drax lobbyists and (b) scientists.
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 21 December 2021 to Question 93001, what methodology his Department uses to assess the impact on climate change of burning trees at the Drax power station if it does not collect data on replantation of trees.
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the consultation response, Good Work Plan: Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination, published in July 2019, what progress his Department has made on tackling pregnancy and maternity discrimination in the workplace.
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Liberal Democrat MP for Bath
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election
Topics of interest
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Department for Education
- Home Office
- Department for Transport
- Eating Disorders: Mental Health Services
- Police: Cameras
- School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme
- UN Climate Conference 2021: Coronavirus
- Sexual Offences
Currently held offices
- Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (since 7 Sep 2020)
- Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Justice) (since 7 Sep 2020)
- Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Women and Equalities) (since 7 Sep 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Energy) (6 Jan 2020 to 7 Sep 2020)
- Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Transport) (21 Aug 2019 to 6 Jan 2020)
- Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Justice) (7 Feb 2019 to 21 Aug 2019)
- Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Environment and Climate Change) (7 Feb 2019 to 7 Sep 2020)
- Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (16 Jun 2017 to 8 Feb 2019)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 16 May 2022.
1. Employment and earnings
15 June 2021, received £331.59 from Universität Hohenheim, D-70599 Stuttgart, for delivering a lecture. Hours: estimated at 10 hrs. (Registered 21 July 2021)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Two separate houses in Rochdale Metropolitan Borough, owned jointly with my husband: (i) and (ii). (Registered 05 July 2017)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Compotex GmbH; technical textile finishing. (Registered 05 July 2017)
Trustee, Norden Community Trust. (Registered 05 July 2017)
Patron, Bath Festivals. (Registered 05 July 2017)
From 29 August 2018 until 23 November 2021, Director (Co-opted Trustee) of the Palladian Academy Trust. (Registered 13 November 2018; updated 24 November 2021)
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