Wera Hobhouse

Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

Liberal Democrat MP for Bath

@Wera_Hobhouse https://facebook.com/WeraHobhouse

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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.

Last updated: 25 Jan 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Wera Hobhouse has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 21 Oct 2022

    Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill: Second Reading – Wera Hobhouse. Private Members' Bills
  • Prayers - [Mr Speaker in the Chair] : The Growth Plan 23 Sep 2022

    Access to dentists has reached a catastrophic low. One in five people is resorting to DIY dentistry, and there are shocking stories from many of my Bath constituents. The only way to get a dental appointment now is to go private, which costs far more than any tax cuts will offset. How will tax cuts today offer my Bath constituents proper access to the dental care they need?
  • Ukraine 22 Sep 2022

    I wholeheartedly join the cross-party support for Ukraine. I will mention an issue that has been touched on but debated less this afternoon. Women are casualties of war and conflict, but they are very often overlooked. Women, including those who fight alongside men, suffer in a uniquely gendered way. Ukrainian women have displayed incredible strength in defending their country and their...

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Liberal Democrat MP for Bath

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

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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: 5 Sep 2022.

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)
8. Miscellaneous
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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