Ben Lake

Shadow PC Spokesperson (Treasury)

Plaid Cymru MP for Ceredigion

@BenMLake

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Ben Lake’s voting in Parliament

Ben Lake is a Plaid Cymru MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Plaid Cymru MPs.

This is a selection of Ben Lake’s votes.

Last updated: 29 Sep 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.

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

Ben Lake has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Palestinians: Olives 23 Oct 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on the protection of West Bank Palestinians during the olive harvest season.
  • Covid-19: Economy Update 22 Oct 2020

    As Wales enters a firebreak lockdown tomorrow evening, there are concerns that there will be a week-long gap in support between the end of the furlough scheme and the introduction of the new wage support scheme. It would be good if the Chancellor could consider giving Welsh businesses early access to that scheme. May I ask him to clarify the eligibility criteria, in particular whether...
  • Additional Covid-19 Restrictions: Fair Economic Support 21 Oct 2020

    The Minister mentioned earlier that he will meet the Finance Ministers of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland later this afternoon. Is he in a position to tell the House whether he expects further support packages for Wales to be announced at that meeting ahead of the two-week firebreak that will come in on Friday?

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Plaid Cymru MP for Ceredigion

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

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Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Home Office
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Transport
  • EU Grants and Loans
  • S4C: Reviews
  • Forensic Science
  • Capital Investment: Northern Ireland
  • Immigration

Currently held offices

  • Shadow PC Spokesperson (Treasury) (since 21 Jul 2020)
  • Shadow PC Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (since 21 Jul 2020)
  • Shadow PC Spokesperson (Education) (since 21 Jul 2020)
  • Shadow PC Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media & Sport) (since 21 Jul 2020)
  • Shadow PC Spokesperson (Health and Social Care) (since 21 Jul 2020)
  • Shadow PC Spokesperson (Housing, Communities & Local Government) (since 21 Jul 2020)
  • Shadow PC Spokesperson (The Constitution and Welsh Affairs) (since 21 Jul 2020)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

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

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: S4C
Address of donor: Canolfan S4C Yr Egin, Carmarthen SA31 3EQ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality to watch the Wales v Italy, Six Nations Championship rugby match, total value £400

Date received: 1 February 2020

Date accepted: 1 February 2020

Donor status: company, registration 03418710

(Registered 11 February 2020)

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