Olivia Blake

Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

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:

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

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 28 Jan 2022

    Abuse of Public-facing Workers (Offences) Bill: Second Reading – Olivia Blake. Private Members' Bills
  • Abuse of Public-facing Workers (Offences) 15 Sep 2021

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for and in connection with offences relating to verbal and physical abuse of public-facing workers in the course of their employment. “Abuse is a regular occurrence unfortunately. I’ve been sworn at, spat at, pushed, had trollies rammed into me, had grown men tell me they will rape and kill me. I have plenty of...

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Labour MP for Sheffield, Hallam

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


Topics of interest

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Education
  • Home Office
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination
  • Pharmacy: Coronavirus
  • Schools: Coronavirus
  • Immigration: Yorkshire and the Humber
  • Surgery: Standards

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (since 14 May 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 13 Jul 2021)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Sep 2021.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming
Address of donor: The Green House, 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9DA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Associated with speaking at a panel event, two Latitude Festival weekend passes, total value £460.10

Date received: 25 July 2021

Date accepted: 25 July 2021

Donor status: company, registration 02673194

(Registered 23 August 2021; updated 31 August 2021)

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