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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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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:
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.
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has plans to include provisions on contested heritage in his proposals for planning reform.
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to change heritage management rules in planning law.
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to change heritage classifications in planning law.
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Labour/Co-operative MP for Leeds North West
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election
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
- Armed Forces: Housing
- Social Enterprises: Tax Allowances
- Asylum: Housing
Currently held offices
- Member, Monken Hadley Common Bill Unopposed Bill Committee (since 16 Jun 2021)
- Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (since 10 Apr 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Highgate Cemetery Bill Committee (16 Jun 2021 to 16 Jun 2021)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 22 Feb 2021)
- 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: 14 Jun 2021.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI
, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for surveys. All fees paid direct to Leeds North West Labour Party.
3 August 2020, payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 01 March 2021)
15 December 2020, payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 01 March 2021)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for surveys. All fees paid direct to Leeds North West Labour Party.
16 March 2020, payment of £170. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 01 March 2021)
21 April 2020, payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 01 March 2021)
11 September 2020, payment of £100. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 01 March 2021)
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