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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.
However, Olivia Blake sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
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.
Abuse of Public-facing Workers (Offences) Bill: Second Reading – Olivia Blake.
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...
Labour MP for Sheffield, Hallam
Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election
Last updated: 6 Sep 2021.
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