Apsana Begum

Labour MP for Poplar and Limehouse

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Apsana Begum’s voting in Parliament

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

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Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Apsana Begum has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Prime Minister’s Visit to India 26 Apr 2022

    In recent months, there have been reports that prominent Muslim women in India have appeared on unsanctioned apps listing them for auction, and leading public figures have openly called for Muslims to be killed. In Karnataka, a court passed a ruling banning schoolgirls from exercising their religious beliefs by wearing the hijab in class. Did the Prime Minister raise concerns about human...
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Prices 25 Apr 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the impact of the higher price cap for pre-payment meters on (a) low income families and (b) people such as property guardians who are unable to change from a pre-payment meter.
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Prices 25 Apr 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reasons the energy price cap is higher for those in prepayment meters than default tariffs.

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Labour MP for Poplar and Limehouse

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


Topics of interest

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Home Office
  • Department for Education
  • Property Development: Isle of Dogs
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination
  • Coronavirus: Screening
  • Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups
  • Ministry of Justice: Interpreters

Currently held offices

  • Member, Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill Committee (since 3 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Education Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 3 May 2022.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
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: Printing, design and postage of my 2021 annual report newsletter, value £2,090.37

Date received: 19 December 2021

Date accepted: 19 December 2021

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 14 January 2022)

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