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Employment (Maternity and Paternity Leave) Bill

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Employment (Maternity and Paternity Leave) Bill
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Aye
Harri Pollitt
Member of Parliament for Blaenau Gwent 1992 - Present
Secretary of State for Infrastructure and Transport
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#22
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MP for South West Devon (1997-Present)
MP for South Hams (1992-1997)

Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (2000-Present) 
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#23
Abstain.
Russ Barley
Conservative
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Conservative Way Forward
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#24
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the Rt Hon. Angus "Gus" Quigley MP | Conservative MP for Crosby (1992-present)
Opposition Chief Whip (2000-) and Shadow Infrastructure and Transport Secretary (2000-)
Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1999-2000)

"Get Netflix at the PM's Office."
- Sybrand Buma, when asked what his first act as Prime Minister of the Netherlands would be.
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#25
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The Rt. Hon. Cyril Kos, QC MP
Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party (2000-Present)
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (2000-Present)
MP for Kensington and Chelsea (1997-Present, previously MP for Kensington)
Chair, Justice Select Committee (1998-2000)
Chief Secretary to the Treasury (1994-1996)
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1996-1997)
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#26
Aye
Sir Harold Saxon MP

Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition

MP for Aylesbury

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#27
Aye
Elizabeth Tanner
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Member of Parliament for Camberwell and Peckham
Leader of the Labour Party
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#28
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Labour MP for Hampstead and Highgate (1992-Present)
Home Secretary (2000-2001)

(In a previous life, violated a confidence and supply agreement, tried to fight a man on Eton's nine-hole golf course and released a leaflet torpedoing his own party)

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#29
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Henry Stanbrook MP | Conservative
Member of Parliament for Finchley (1992-1997)
Member of Parliament for Finchley and Golders Green (1997-)
Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Welfare (2000-)
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#31
Aye.
Rt. Hon. Callum Finch MP | Labour Party
Member of Parliament for Burton (1992-present)
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Leader of the Labour Party


Secretary of State for Defence (2000-2001)
Government Chief Whip & Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (2000-2001)
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#32
Aye.
Rt. Hon. Andrew Summer - Conservative and Unionist Party
Member of Parliament for Ashford (1987 - Present)

Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Defence (2001 - Present)
Chairman of the Conservative Party (2001 - Present)
Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee (2000 - 2001)
Secretary of State for National Heritage (1995 - 1997)
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#33
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Rt. Hon. Sean Manning MP

Chancellor of the Exchequer (2000 - )
Labour MP for Bristol East (1992 - )
Chief Secretary to the Treasury (1997 - 2000)
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#34
Order!

The Ayes to the right: 629!
The Noes to the left: 0

The Ayes have it, the Ayes have it.

Breakdown (Aye/Noe/Abstain):
Labour: 363/0/0
Conservative: 190/0/26
Liberal Democrat: 50/0/0
UUP: 10/0/0
SNP: 6/0/0
Plaid: 3/0/0
SDLP: 3/0/0
Sinn Fein: 0/0/2
DUP: 2/0/0
UK Unionist: 1/0/0
Independent: 1/0/0
Speaker: 0/0/1
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#35
Labour: 7.5/10

You checked all the boxes here: pushed out some solid policy, advertised it well and really effectively responded to people who had concerns. Everyone can accept maternity and paternity leave as kind of necessary - it not being controversial does rack up comfortable momentum for you, but its uncontroversial nature also means that you're just going to have everyone mumbling in agreement so you're not going to take too much credit or be known for pushing forward a bold vision - here's hoping that does happen in future...

Conservative: 5/10

This wasn't bad... It just could've been better and I feel you tiptoed the line of hesitant support more effectively and outlined your concerns more efficiently. Trying to be on the government's side while critiquing them can easily come off as a bit clumsy - the best way to do it isn't by offering criticisms or hesitations and then going in the aye lobby afterwards, but by offering constructive amendments and an alternative vision. 

Props to Andrew Summer though, he asked some very valid questions and provided a very clear critique. Props to the Conservatives for ultimately understanding the political optics of the situation. 

Liberal Democrat: 6.5/10

Again, the politics makes it hard for you to make a proper splash beyond just lending your support, but you engaged with the politics of the situation more effectively than the Tories did, so well done there. 

Influence Point Awarded to:

Sean Manning - For introducing the policy and promoting it effectively. 

Rebecca Flair - For good political optics. 

Andrew Summer - For effective scrutiny. 

General Points: Yeah, contribute to Parliamentary debates - they're as important as media ones, and you're probably more likely to rack up influence by contributing in Parliament. And the media will pick up on players that don't contribute in Parliament. An exception is the LD's - there's only one of you and it'd be a bit much to expect you to contribute to every Parliamentary debate, but you did contribute to this one so well done.
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