Sarah Owen

Shadow Minister (Levelling Up, Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Labour MP for Luton North

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Sarah Owen’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 18 May 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Salah Hammouri 3 Feb 2023

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with his Israeli counterpart on the Israeli government's decision to (a) revoke the permanent residency of and (b) deport Salah Hammouri.
  • Business of the House 2 Feb 2023

    A constituent wrote to me about his elderly friend’s experience in A&E at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital recently. The 88-year-old man needed urgent care. He waited in a wheelchair in a corridor for 26 hours before being admitted. We all know that, sadly, that is no longer unusual after 13 years of Conservative Government, but it is unacceptable. When will my constituents get a...
  • Council Tax and Revenue Support Grant 31 Jan 2023

    It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Sir Mark. I think I might have caught my daughter’s cold, so forgive me if I am a little hoarse—I wish that the Minister had bought two Lucozades. I congratulate the hon. Member for West Dorset (Chris Loder) on securing the debate and highlighting the regional inequality that his constituents face. That is a reality for many areas across the...

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Labour MP for Luton North

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


Topics of interest

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Home Office
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Education
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination
  • Influenza: Vaccination
  • Travel: Quarantine
  • NHS: Migrant Workers
  • Travel: Coronavirus

Currently held offices

  • Member, Online Safety (Re-committed Clauses and Schedules) Bill Committee (since 7 Dec 2022)
  • Member, Social Housing (Regulation) Bill [HL] Committee (since 23 Nov 2022)
  • Shadow Minister (Levelling Up, Housing, Communities and Local Government) (since 4 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill Committee (since 9 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Health and Care Bill Committee (since 7 Sep 2021)
  • Member, National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee (since 16 Jun 2021)
  • Member, Compensation (London Capital & Finance plc and Fraud Compensation Fund) Bill Committee (since 8 Jun 2021)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (since 14 May 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (22 Feb 2021 to 5 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 4 Jul 2022)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Jan 2023.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Cargo Solutions Ltd
Address of donor: Unit 5, 241a Selbourne Road, Luton LU4 8NP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Office space for a member of staff valued at £30 a week, annual value £1,560

Date received: 16 February 2022 - 15 February 2023

Date accepted: 16 February 2022

Donor status: company, registration 13277004

(Registered 30 March 2022)
8. Miscellaneous
Chair of East and South East Asians for Labour, unpaid. (Registered 09 January 2020; updated 04 March 2021)
From 14 September 2020, Vice Chair of the HOPE not Hate Parliamentary Group, an anti-racism campaign organisation. This is an unpaid position. (Registered 15 October 2020)

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