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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.
However, Sarah Owen sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
Sarah Owen voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes
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Sarah Owen has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with Govia Thameslink on the safety of (a) train drivers and (b) railway staff during the covid-19 lockdown announced in January 2021.
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the need for people that work as gas and electricity meter readers to be working in other people’s homes during January covid-19 lockdown.
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of his Department’s guidance on working safely during the covid-19 outbreak for (a) people that work as meter readers in other people’s homes and (b) other workers.
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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
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Coronavirus: Vaccination
- Influenza: Vaccination
- Contact Tracing: Computer Software
- Bereavement Counselling: Coronavirus
- Travel: Coronavirus
Currently held offices
- Member, Health and Social Care Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 18 Jan 2021.
1. Employment and earnings
6 January 2020, received £2,897.40, plus in-kind benefits value £1,406, from GMB
Union, Mary Turner House, 22 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD, for work as a political officer. Hours: none since my election. (Registered 09 January 2020)
Name of donor: (1) International Department of the Communist Party of China
(2) Chinese Embassy
Address of donor: (1) International Department of the Communist Party of China, 4 Fuxing Road, Beijing, China
(2) 31 Portland Place, Marylebone, London W1B 1QD
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) accommodation with a value of £290 and food with a value of £200 (2) Flights costing £632
Destination of visit: Beijing, China
Dates of visit: 24 to 29 June 2019
Purpose of visit: visit as Chair of Chinese for Labour.
(Registered 09 January 2020)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Until 30 November 2020, a house in Sussex: (i). (Registered 09 January 2020; updated 18 January 2021)
Chair of Chinese for Labour, unpaid. (Registered 09 January 2020)
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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