Olivia Blake

Labour MP for Sheffield, Hallam

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Olivia Blake’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Olivia Blake sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Olivia Blake 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 Olivia Blake’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Olivia Blake’s full vote analysis page for more.

Olivia Blake has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Coronavirus 28 Oct 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will suspend evictions for people who have been refused asylum in response to the three-tier covid-19 lockdown restrictions.
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hospices: Coronavirus 26 Oct 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will increase the level of support available for hospices to respond to the covid-19 outbreak.
  • Covid-19 Restrictions: South Yorkshire 21 Oct 2020

    Although I am horrified that we are at this position, I completely understand the need for the introduction of these measures; I hope that everyone in South Yorkshire will follow them constructively. However, we need a level of support across the country to ensure that these local measures work. Although I am pleased that we have had constructive conversations throughout this period, I am...

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Labour MP for Sheffield, Hallam

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

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Topics of interest

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Education
  • Home Office
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff
  • Surgery: Standards
  • Universal Credit
  • NHS: Coronavirus
  • Doctors: Pensions

Currently held offices

  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 Oct 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
23 December 2019, received £517.55 from Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust, Fulwood House, Old Fulwood Rd, S10 3TH, for services as a non-executive director. Hours: none since my election. (Registered 11 January 2020)
23 December 2019, received £346.71 from Sheffield City Council, Town Hall, Pinstone St, SH1 2HH for services as a Councillor before my election. (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: Fire Brigades Union
Address of donor: Bradley House, 58 Coombe Rd, Kingston KT2 7AE

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

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 11 January 2020)
Name of donor: GMB
Address of donor: Mary Turner House, Stephenson Way, Euston St, London NW1 2HD

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £9,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 11 January 2020)
Name of donor: Unite the union
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Rd, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 11 January 2020)
8. Miscellaneous
Until 3 March 2020, Member of Sheffield City Council, Town Hall, Pinstone St, SH1 2HH. I received no allowances after my election to Parliament. (Registered 11 January 2020; updated 06 May 2020)

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