As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.
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- 11th May to 2nd June 2020
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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.
- 10th June 2020 onwards
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Luke Pollard’s voting in Parliament
Luke Pollard is a Labour/Co-operative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour/Co-operative MPs.
This is a random selection of Luke Pollard’s votes.
Has never voted on raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2022.
Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, between 2018–2021.
Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, in 2020.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
51 votes for, 5 votes against, 12 absences, between 2017–2022.
Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2019–2022.
Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, 6 absences, between 2021–2022.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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Luke Pollard has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Firearms and Hate Crime Bill: Second Reading – Luke Pollard.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he will make an assessment of the potential merits of making a requirement on those leaving the military to undertake existing courses hosted by (a) the military and (b) third sector to help serving personnel transition out of the military.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he has made an assessment of the potential merits of piloting a new medical discharge process within the armed forces to allow personnel to be diagnosed with more than one condition, both physical and mental, as the reason for discharge.
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Labour/Co-operative MP for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election
Topics of interest
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Ministry of Defence
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Department for Transport
- Department for Education
- Fishing Catches: Computer Software
- Fishing Catches
- Dental Services: Plymouth
- Armed Forces: HIV Infection
- Detention Centres: Manston
Currently held offices
- Shadow Minister (Defence) (since 3 Feb 2022)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (7 Jan 2020 to 29 Nov 2021)
- Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Fisheries, Flooding and Water) (30 Jul 2018 to 7 Jan 2020)
- Member, Transport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 29 Oct 2018)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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