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Sarah Owen’s voting in Parliament
Sarah Owen 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 Sarah Owen’s votes.
Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2020.
Voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2020.
Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2020.
Voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2020.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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Bereavement Leave and Pay (Stillborn and Miscarried Babies) Bill: Second Reading – Sarah Owen.
Misuse of Fireworks Bill: Second Reading – Sarah Owen.
I thank the Home Secretary for her statement. It is truly sickening that anyone would attempt to infiltrate our Parliament, circumventing the security of this place and even of Prime Ministers. I am also deeply concerned that, following a massive spike in racist attacks levelled at east and south-east Asians during the pandemic over the last two years, this serious incident may cause an...
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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
- Department for Transport
- Department for Education
- Commonwealth and Development Office
- Coronavirus: Vaccination
- Influenza: Vaccination
- Travel: Quarantine
- Travel Restrictions: Pakistan
- Bereavement Counselling: Coronavirus
Currently held offices
- 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)
- Member, Health and Social Care Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (22 Feb 2021 to 5 Jan 2022)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 13 Dec 2021.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: Centre for Turkey Studies and Development ltd
Address of donor: 2nd Floor, Elizabeth House, 39 York Rd, London SE1 7NQ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Three tickets to the Kebab Awards, total value £360
Date received: 26 October 2021
Date accepted: 26 October 2021
Donor status: company, registration 07512777
(Registered 22 November 2021)
Chair of East and South East Asians for Labour (previously Chinese 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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