Alex Sobel

Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

Labour/Co-operative MP for Leeds North West

@alexsobel

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Alex Sobel’s voting in Parliament

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:

  • Alex Sobel voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons, while most Labour/Co-operative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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

Alex Sobel has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carbon Emissions 23 Jul 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the proposed Energy White Paper will include an assessment of the role of flexibility in meeting net zero climate targets.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments 23 Jul 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to (a) reduce the number of animals used for scientific procedures in higher education and training and (b) encourage organisations in that sector to seek replacements for the use of animals in those procedures.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments: Dogs 23 Jul 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the report entitled, Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2018, published in July 2019, what the legislative requirements were that satisfied in relation to the 252 procedures conducted on dogs to satisfy other legislation; and what tests were conducted in for those requirements.

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Labour/Co-operative MP for Leeds North West

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

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Topics of interest

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Home Office
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Asylum
  • Armed Forces: Housing
  • Social Enterprises: Tax Allowances
  • Carillion
  • Asylum: Housing

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (since 10 Apr 2020)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for surveys. All fees paid to my local party:
10 June 2019, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 13 January 2020)
10 June 2019, payment of £150. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 13 January 2020)
10 June 2019, further payment of £150. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 13 January 2020)
2 September 2019, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 13 January 2020)
20 September 2019, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 13 January 2020)
5 November 2019, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 13 January 2020)
18 December 2019, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 13 January 2020)
Payments from Populus, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT, for surveys. All fees paid to my local party:
10 June 2019, payment of £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 13 January 2020)
19 June 2019, payment of £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 13 January 2020)
20 September 2019, payment of £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 13 January 2020)
20 September 2019, further payment of £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 13 January 2020)
2 December 2019, payment of £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 13 January 2020)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for surveys. All fees paid to my local party:
2 September 2019, payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 13 January 2020)
7 October 2019, payment of £100. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 13 January 2020)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: TSSA
Address of donor: 51-53 Nunnery Ln, York YO23 1AH

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 for the Election

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 13 January 2020)
Name of donor: CWU
Address of donor: 6e Joseph’s Well, Hanover Walk, Leeds LS3 1AB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,100 for the election

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 27 February 2020)
Name of donor: GMB
Address of donor: Mary Turner House, 22 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £9,700 for the election

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 27 February 2020)
8. Miscellaneous
Councillor, Leeds City Council. Since 1 July 2017, I draw no allowances. (Registered 03 July 2017)

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