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- 11th May to 2nd June 2020
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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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Ruth Jones’s voting in Parliament
Ruth Jones is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a random selection of Ruth Jones’s votes.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
14 votes for, 2 votes against, 4 absences, between 2019–2022.
Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, in 2020.
Voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2020.
Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, 5 absences, between 2021–2022.
Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2021.
Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2020.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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Ruth Jones has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Cities of London and Westminster (Nickie Aiken). Today is a strange day—sitting Fridays are always strange—but it is good to be with colleagues to contribute to this important debate. I thank the hon. Member for Crawley (Henry Smith) on behalf of Opposition Members. I pay tribute to him for his tenacity in getting the Hunting Trophies...
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the Government's policy is on where Prime Minister's Trade Envoys should stay when visiting their country of service.
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the requirement to amend the Welfare at Time of Killing (England) Regulations 2015 following the commencement of the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Act 2022.
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Labour MP for Newport West
Entered the House of Commons on 4 April 2019 — Byelection
Topics of interest
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Commonwealth and Development Office
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Home Office
- Air Pollution: Uxbridge and South Ruislip
- Air Pollution
- Chemicals: Regulation
- Universal Credit
- Detention Centres: Manston
Currently held offices
- Member, Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill Committee (since 22 Jun 2022)
- Member, Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL] Committee (since 9 Feb 2022)
- Member, Down Syndrome Bill Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)
- Member, Welsh Grand Committee (since 18 Jan 2022)
- Member, Glue Traps (Offences) Bill Committee (since 12 Jan 2022)
- Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (since 12 Aug 2020)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (since 15 Jun 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (11 May 2020 to 21 Sep 2020)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (8 May 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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