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BBC News - UK Politics

Labour pledges to end 'slum' office housing (9 hours old)

It says current planning rules allow developers in England to convert offices into "rabbit hutch" homes.

MP Johnny Mercer's salary funded by failed bond scheme marketing agent (9 hours old)

Johnny Mercer's salary was funded by Surge Financial, which marketed the collapsed LCF bond scheme.

Ann Widdecombe: Former Tory MP to stand for Brexit Party (1 hour 42 minutes old)

Ms Widdecombe, who retired in 2010, said she would still vote Conservative in the local elections.

Tories mull rule change to challenge Theresa May (5 hours old)

Under current party rules, MPs cannot mount a fresh challenge against Theresa May until December.

Join the Remain alliance, urges Change UK at Euro election launch (14 hours old)

Journalist Rachel Johnson - sister of Boris - and ex-BBC correspondent Gavin Esler are among the candidates.

Brexit: Calls for progress on cross-party deal talks (15 hours old)

The government says discussions have been "difficult", while Labour says "fundamental issues" remain.

Greta Thunberg: Teen activist says UK is 'irresponsible' on climate (13 hours old)

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg tells UK politicians a generation's future has been "stolen".

NI Secretary Karen Bradley to hold talks with party leaders (13 hours old)

Karen Bradley made the announcement while making a statement about the killing of Lyra McKee.

Donald Trump's state visit to the UK set for 3 June (13 hours old)

The US president and Melania Trump will be guests of the Queen and attend a D-Day event in Portsmouth.

Election interference is 'online harm', MPs hear (16 hours old)

The UK's information commissioner has strong words on the need for reform of political ads online.

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Daniel Poulter's recent appearances (TheyWorkForYou)

Plastics Recycling | Westminster Hall debates (14 hours old)

The right hon. Gentleman is making a very good speech. Does the issue that he has just raised not bring a wider and more important principle into the debate? Just as with energy production, the...

Mental Health Services: Leeds | Westminster Hall debates (14 hours old)

Suicides are very unpredictable, and a lot of people who attempt to take their own life were not previously known to services—whether their GP or psychiatric services. The problem with...

Mental Health Services: Leeds | Westminster Hall debates (14 hours old)

Will the Minister give way?

Mental Health Services: Leeds | Westminster Hall debates (14 hours old)

It seems extraordinary that it is not compulsory for GPs to be trained in mental health. That is something that the Royal College of General Practitioners would like to change and something I...

Proportional Representation: House of Commons - [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] | Westminster Hall debates (16 hours old)

The hon. Gentleman is right. Broadly, there is a strong case and good evidence that in countries with proportional representation, or a more proportional system, there tends to be more consensus...

Proportional Representation: House of Commons - [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] | Westminster Hall debates (16 hours old)

I do not entirely disagree. Certainly that 13% or 14% of the electorate may have felt disenfranchised by the result to some extent, but during that election I think we all recognised the...

Proportional Representation: House of Commons - [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] | Westminster Hall debates (16 hours old)

It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Evans. I rise to speak in support of the motion. Undoubtedly, this country’s current voting arrangements do not adequately reflect the...

Overseas Trade: China | Department for International Trade | Written Answers (8 days old [16/04/19])

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans he has to increase trade between the UK and China.

Reoffenders: Drugs | Ministry of Justice | Written Answers (8 days old [16/04/19])

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to improve support for prisoners with drug dependency when they are released from prison.

Reoffenders: Drugs | Ministry of Justice | Written Answers (8 days old [16/04/19])

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to reduce re-offending rates among people with drug dependency.

Sandy Martin's recent appearances (TheyWorkForYou)

Exiting the European Union (Agriculture) | Climate Change Policy | Commons debates (10 hours old)

Does the Minister accept that, if we were to have a permanent customs union and to move in the direction that the Labour party has been calling for, the Government would not need to have a...

Exiting the European Union (Agriculture) | Climate Change Policy | Commons debates (10 hours old)

I thank the hon. Gentleman for his strong point. Clearly, where the major market is within the UK, that needs to be protected. However, there is always the danger not just that other markets will...

Exiting the European Union (Agriculture) | Climate Change Policy | Commons debates (10 hours old)

This legislation is important for the protection of human, animal and plant health and for maintaining important safeguards to ensure food safety information for consumers. The Government can...

Plastics Recycling | Westminster Hall debates (13 hours old)

It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hosie. I congratulate the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) on securing this important and detailed debate. He was...

Brunei | Commons debates (19 days old [04/04/19])

I do not in any way doubt the sincerity of the right hon. Gentleman or indeed of Her Majesty’s Government; as he says, nobody should face punishment for who they are or whom they love....

Business of the House | Commons debates (20 days old [03/04/19])

Given what the hon. Gentleman is saying about the House of Lords, will he join us at some subsequent time in reforming it?

Business of the House | Commons debates (20 days old [03/04/19])

Does the hon. Gentleman not accept that he is trying to have it both ways? Whether or not we believe that the constitution is currently perfect, which I do not, either the Government are capable...

Business of the House | Commons debates (20 days old [03/04/19])

Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Leaving the European Union - [James Gray in the Chair] | Westminster Hall debates (22 days old [01/04/19])

Surely the point of a manifesto is to let the voters know what the party will do if and when it forms a Government. We wrote our manifesto in the hope and expectation that we would be able to...

Leaving the European Union - [James Gray in the Chair] | Westminster Hall debates (22 days old [01/04/19])

I know the estimated percentage of my constituents who voted leave. It is 56.7%. However, I have told them that my role is to represent their best interests, and that is what I am trying to do. I...

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