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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:
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.
It is excellent to see you in the chair, Mr McCabe. I once again find myself in agreement with the right hon. Member for Epsom and Ewell (Chris Grayling), as I was in the tourism and travel debate. I thank him for securing this vital debate, which could not have come at a more appropriate time, as we marked World Rainforest Day yesterday. Last February, Chief Raoni, a chief of the Kayapo...
We all know that commissioning in social care is broken. The price paid for care is too low, the wages paid to carers are too small and there is a lack of training and professional development for carers. I would like the Minister to address the issue of home care being commissioned by the minute—it is the only publicly funded service commissioned or measured by time. Will the social care...
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish his Department’s Innovation Strategy.
Labour/Co-operative MP for Leeds North West
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election
Last updated: 14 Jun 2021.