Mary Foy

Labour MP for City of Durham

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Mary Foy’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Mary Foy sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

Mary Foy has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Income Tax (Charge) 4 Mar 2021

    Cutting through the fanfare, this Budget was devoid of imagination and substance. It may see Britain through to the end of the Prime Minister’s road map, but it does not come close to addressing the social, economic and climate crisis we face. From this Budget, we can assume that the Conservatives intend to increase poverty, rather than end it. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation says that the...
  • Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions 4 Mar 2021

    A recent report by the Disability Benefits Consortium said that many disabled people faced a choice between heating and eating during the pandemic and stated that unless legacy benefits were uplifted in line with universal credit, it would be “discriminatory”. Does the Secretary of State therefore feel that the Chancellor’s refusal to do this has discriminated against disabled people...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Canada 2 Mar 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to her oral contribution of 25 February 2021, what discussions she has had with Mary Ng regarding the review of procedures for the resolution of investment disputes between investors and states in the UK-Canada Agreement on Trade Continuity.

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Labour MP for City of Durham

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


Topics of interest

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Education
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Home Office
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Hearing Impairment: Coronavirus
  • Department for International Development: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Schools: Coronavirus
  • Coronavirus: Hearing Impaired
  • Obesity: Eating Disorders

Currently held offices

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 8 Jun 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Mar 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
31 December 2019, received payment of £392.09 from IPSA, 2nd Floor, 85 Strand, London WC2R 0DW, for my role as parliamentary staff to an MP. Hours: none since my election. (Registered 02 March 2020)

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