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Alex Sobel is a Labour/Co-operative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour/Co-operative MPs.
However, Alex Sobel sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
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I would like to speak about one ordinary person—my great-grandfather David, who was in Lviv, Ukraine during the war. To survive, he needed a job, and to get a job, he needed a life number. He worked in a hairdresser’s, but he had to bribe the hairdresser and he did not have enough money to bribe them. His valuable belongings were hidden in a safe house and the person who owned the safe...
As co-chair of the all-party parliamentary group on Ukraine, I am overwhelmed by the support from across the House for the people of Ukraine, and I thank the Government for the amount of military assistance that they are giving. One of the outstanding issues of the war, and something that is maybe slightly newer in modern warfare, is the overwhelming use of drones—Russia’s use of...
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she is taking steps to ban the online sale of live crustaceans from online retailers, including Amazon.
Labour/Co-operative MP for Leeds North West
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election
Last updated: 23 Jan 2023.