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Olivia Blake is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
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I am surprised by the right hon. Gentleman’s response to this debate, because the summary of the findings highlights that the net zero strategy “did not reveal that the quantitative analysis put before the Minister left a shortfall against the reductions required by CB6”. Does the Minister agree that this House should have known that and also known how the Government planned to mitigate...
There have certainly been times, including now, when it has been very difficult for me to talk about my experience of miscarriage—an experience that is shared by one in five women and that happens in one in four pregnancies. Last year, I held a debate and got the Government to agree to support some of the measures in the review on miscarriage in The Lancet, named “Miscarriage Matters”....
An illegal net zero strategy, no national resilience strategy, 15 areas declaring major incidents, 11,500 firefighters cut since 2010 and a 2% pay offer on the table. Does the frontline of the climate emergency not deserve better?
Labour MP for Sheffield, Hallam
Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election
Last updated: 11 Jul 2022.