Rachel Hopkins

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.

However, Rachel Hopkins sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Rachel Hopkins voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Rachel Hopkins’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Rachel Hopkins’s full vote analysis page for more.

Rachel Hopkins has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Football: Coronavirus 23 Jul 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what financial support will be made available to the (a) English football leagues, (b) governing bodies of English football and (c) Professional Footballers’ Association to manage the long-term financial effect of the covid-19 outbreak.
  • Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Football: Coronavirus 23 Jul 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the financial sustainability of English Football League clubs in (a) the Championship, (b) League 1 and (c) League 2.
  • Prime Minister: Engagements 22 Jul 2020

    Tonight I will be supporting Luton Town FC, who are fighting for their life in the championship, as are businesses across Luton South. If Luton needs to go back into lockdown, will the Government introduce targeted financial support so that local people can afford to adhere to health guidance?

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Labour MP for Luton South

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


Topics of interest

  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Home Office
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Treasury
  • Travel: Coronavirus
  • British Council: Coronavirus
  • Affordable Housing
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Football: Coronavirus

Currently held offices

  • Member, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
27 December 2019, received allowances of £980.31 from Luton Borough Council, Town Hall, George St, Luton LU1 2BQ for duties as a Councillor. Hours: 15 hrs since my election to Parliament. (Registered 11 January 2020)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Martin Beveridge
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 January 2020)
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)
Councillor, Luton Borough Council, Town Hall, George St, Luton LU1 2BQ. From January 2020, I receive no allowances. (Registered 11 January 2020)

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