Rachel Hopkins

Shadow Minister (Defence)

Labour MP for Luton South

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Rachel Hopkins’s voting in Parliament

Rachel Hopkins is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

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Last updated: 21 Feb 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Recent appearances

  • Energy Prices: Support for Business 22 Sep 2022

    I want to try again on local authorities, because I am not sure the Secretary of State understands that the review is simply too late. Too many councils already face budget holes—Luton Council faces a budget hole of £10 million this year—because of increasing energy costs, inflationary pressures and increasing demands. Has he had any conversations with the Secretary of State for...
  • Business of the House 8 Sep 2022

    Given the new Leader of the House’s experience of the fantastic Inspire sports centre in Luton South, may I ask her to join me in congratulating Amy Rollinson from Luton Diving Club on her bronze medal at the Commonwealth games? In view of the devastating floods in Pakistan—a third of the country is under water, 35 million people are affected and over 1,200 people are dead—please may we...
  • Prime Minister: Engagements 7 Sep 2022

    The new Prime Minister tells us that she will deliver on the NHS. Well, that is a turn-up for the books, because after 12 years of Conservatives driving our NHS into the ground, we have record waiting lists, people dying in ambulances outside A&E, and nurses using food banks. Given that the Prime Minister has served in the past three Conservative Governments on that watch, can she explain why...

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Labour MP for Luton South

Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election


Topics of interest

  • Cabinet Office
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Transport
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Cabinet Office: Discrimination
  • Travel: Coronavirus
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office: Staff
  • Cabinet Office: Equality
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Defence) (since 22 Jul 2022)
  • Member, Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill Committee (since 2 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Skills and Post-16 Education [HL] Bill Committee (since 24 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Education (Careers Guidance in Schools) Bill Committee (since 22 Sep 2021)
  • Member, Building Safety Bill Committee (since 9 Sep 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (4 Dec 2021 to 22 Jul 2022)
  • Member, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 8 Feb 2022)
  • Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 17 May 2022)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Hotel accommodation for five nights during the Labour Party Conference, value £1,470

Date received: 24-29 September 2021

Date accepted: 24 September 2021

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 19 October 2021)
Name of donor: Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF)
Address of donor: ASLEF Building, 77 St John St, London EC1M 4NN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: A seat and meal at ASLEF's table at the East and South East Asians for Labour Dinner, value £88

Date received: 9 February 2022

Date accepted: 9 February 2022

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 10 March 2022)
Name of donor: Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF)
Address of donor: ASLEF Building, 77 St John St, London EC1M 4NN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: A seat and meal at ASLEF's table at the British Kebab Awards, value £240

Date received: 1 March 2022

Date accepted: 1 March 2022

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 10 March 2022)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Luton, used also for my partner's business: (i). (Registered 11 January 2020)
8. Miscellaneous
A governor and director (unremunerated) of Luton Sixth Form College. (Registered 11 January 2020)
From 30 December 2020, unpaid Vice President of the LGA, which works with councils to support, promote and improve local government. (Registered 09 March 2021)

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