Ben Lake

Shadow PC Spokesperson (Treasury)

Plaid Cymru MP for Ceredigion

@BenMLake

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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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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 random selection of Ben Lake’s votes, where they voted similarly to their party.

Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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

Recent appearances

  • COP26: Limiting Global Temperature Rises 21 Oct 2021

    I would like to echo the words of my hon. Friend the Member for Brighton, Pavilion (Caroline Lucas), who quoted the IPCC’s most recent report, which stated that “unless there are immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, limiting warming to…1.5 °C…will be beyond reach.” Today, we live in a world with global warming of 1.1°C, yet it is a world...
  • COP26: Limiting Global Temperature Rises 21 Oct 2021

    I am very grateful to the hon. Gentleman for his intervention and I agree wholeheartedly. If we are to get to grips with the crisis, it will require both the national and local action that he described so eloquently. The cost of inaction is unaffordable. Even if we were to disagree on that point, the alternative—a world aflame, flooded and barren—outweighs any short-term Treasury...
  • Free Trade Agreement: New Zealand 21 Oct 2021

    Diolch, Madam Deputy Speaker. I am sure that the Secretary of State will be aware of similar concerns expressed by the agricultural unions in Wales overnight and this morning in the light of the agreement in principle. Given that the Government’s own analysis suggests that the number of people working in agriculture may be negatively impacted by this deal, I think those concerns are well...

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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
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Home Office
  • EU Grants and Loans
  • S4C: Reviews
  • Self-employment Income Support Scheme
  • Children: Poverty
  • Telecommunications: Infrastructure

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: 18 Oct 2021.

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