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Since his election Andrew has spoken in more than 100 debates in Parliament – well above average amongst MP’s. Since delivering his Maiden Speech on 17th June 2010 in a debate on building a high skilled economy Andrew has raised issues such as fuel poverty, Broadband coverage, Special Constables and the importance of protecting spending on the NHS.  You can read Andrew’s Maiden Speech here

Unlike his Labour predecessor Andrew has been particularly vocal on the importance of manufacturing jobs and the aerospace sector to Pendle frequently raising the concerns of local firms. Under the last Government 1.8 million manufacturing jobs were lost, including thousands in Pendle and Andrew is determined to support our local manufacturers.

In addition to asking questions and making speeches Andrew has so far led three debates in Parliament.  A debate on the murder of three members of the Yousaf family from Nelson on 12th October 2010 that was attended by over 300 constituents.  A debate on the plight of Pakistani Christians on 22nd March 2011 and a debate on the effect of new property regulations on holiday lettings on 14th June 2011.  The debate on property regulations followed a meeting between Andrew and the Hoseasons Group who employ over 500 in Earby and led to the Government axing regulations that would have place additional costs on an estimated 50,000 small businesses.

On 28th June 2011 Andrew proposed a 10 Minute Rule Bill, to change Bail laws following the murder of his constituent Jane Clough, who lived in Barrowford.  You can read Andrew’s speech here.  Andrew’s Bail (Amendment) Bill was to confer upon the prosecution a right to appeal against judges’ decisions to grant bail, a right that currently does not exist.   In October 2011 the Government agreed to support the Bill and in January 2012 Government Amendments were brought forward in the House of Lords, to achieve the aim of the Bail (Amendment) Bill.  Andrew wrote about the success of Justice for Jane campaign and paid tribute to Jane’s parents in his weekly column.

You can follow Andrew's recent parliamentary activity below or discover more at the independent They Work For You website.

 

Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993 (19 Apr 2017)
19 April 2017, 5:28pm
Division number 198 See full list of votes (From The Public Whip)Aye Nigel Adams Adam Afriyie Peter Aldous Lucy Allan Heidi Allen David Amess Stuart <b>Andrew</b> Caroline Ansell Edward Argar Victoria Atkins Richard Bacon Steven Baker Stephen Barclay Guto Bebb Henry Bellingham Richard Benyon Paul Beresford Jake Berry James Berry <b>Andrew</b> Bingham Bob Blackman Nicola Blackwood Crispin Blunt Peter Bone...
 
Technical and Further Education Bill: Financial Support for Students Undertaking Apprenticeships (19 Apr 2017)
19 April 2017, 4:30pm
Division number 197 See full list of votes (From The Public Whip)Aye Nigel Adams Adam Afriyie Peter Aldous Lucy Allan Heidi Allen David Amess Stuart <b>Andrew</b> Caroline Ansell Edward Argar Victoria Atkins Richard Bacon Steven Baker Stephen Barclay Guto Bebb Henry Bellingham Richard Benyon Paul Beresford Jake Berry James Berry <b>Andrew</b> Bingham Bob Blackman Nicola Blackwood Crispin Blunt Peter Bone...
 
Early Parliamentary General Election (19 Apr 2017)
19 April 2017, 3:27pm
...(From The Public Whip)Aye Diane Abbott Debbie Abrahams Nigel Adams Adam Afriyie Peter Aldous Rushanara Ali Lucy Allan Graham Allen Heidi Allen Rosena Allin-Khan David Amess David Anderson Stuart <b>Andrew</b> Caroline Ansell Edward Argar Jon Ashworth Victoria Atkins Ian Austin Richard Bacon Adrian Bailey Steven Baker Harriett Baldwin Stephen Barclay John Baron Kevin Barron Gavin Barwell Guto Bebb...
 
Written Answers — Department of Health: Tobacco (19 Apr 2017)
19 April 2017, 1:00am
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2016 to Question HL3875, on tobacco, if his Department will collect data on the use of snus and other chewed tobacco products.
 
Finance (No. 2) Bill (18 Apr 2017)
18 April 2017, 10:19pm
...Michelle Thomson Michael Weir Eilidh Whiteford Philippa Whitford Pete Wishart Marion Fellows (teller) Owen Thompson (teller) No Nigel Adams Adam Afriyie Peter Aldous Lucy Allan Heidi Allen Stuart <b>Andrew</b> Caroline Ansell Edward Argar Victoria Atkins Richard Bacon Steven Baker Harriett Baldwin Stephen Barclay Gavin Barwell Guto Bebb Henry Bellingham Richard Benyon Paul Beresford...
 
Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Landlords: Regulation (4 Apr 2017)
4 April 2017, 1:00am
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to (a) promote responsible letting and (b) deal with rogue landlords.
 
Petition - Persecution of Christians (30 Mar 2017)
30 March 2017, 6:00pm
Andrew Stephenson: I rise to present a petition signed by 306 parishioners of St John Southworth, Nelson, Brierfield and Fence, which was shared with me by Rev. Brian Murphy. The petition states: The petition of parishioners of the Parish of Saint John Southworth, Nelson, Brierfield and Fence, Lancashire, Declares that the petitioners believe that attacks on Christians in 20% of the world's countries since 2014...
 
Business of the House (30 Mar 2017)
30 March 2017, 11:46am
Andrew Stephenson: Can we have a debate on diversity in the arts? On Monday night I was pleased to attend the Muslim News awards for excellence 2017, where my constituent Shahida Ahmed from Nelson was awarded the Alhambra Muslim News award for excellence in the arts, presented by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
 
Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Northern Powerhouse Rail (30 Mar 2017)
30 March 2017, 1:00am
Andrew Stephenson: Is the Minister aware of the economic study on east-west trans-Pennine connectivity that was recently published on behalf of the Lancashire and Yorkshire local enterprise partnerships? The report finds that taking steps such as reopening the Skipton to Colne rail route would boost economic prosperity across the north, but that a failure to improve connectivity from east to west would...
 
Written Answers — HM Treasury: Small Businesses: Loans (30 Mar 2017)
30 March 2017, 1:00am
Andrew Stephenson: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with sectoral representatives on steps to increase levels of bank lending to small businesses.
 
Written Answers — Department of Health: Encephalitis (30 Mar 2017)
30 March 2017, 1:00am
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps the Government has taken to improve diagnosis of encephalitis.
 
Written Answers — Department of Health: MMR Vaccine (30 Mar 2017)
30 March 2017, 1:00am
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children have received the MMR vaccination in each year since 2012 in (a) Pendle constituency, (b) Lancashire and (c) England.
 
Written Answers — Department of Health: Encephalitis (30 Mar 2017)
30 March 2017, 1:00am
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been diagnosed with encephalitis in each year since 2010.
 
Written Answers — Department of Health: Ticks (30 Mar 2017)
30 March 2017, 1:00am
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how information on the safe removal of ticks is publicised.
 
Pension Schemes Bill [Lords]: Funder of the last resort (29 Mar 2017)
29 March 2017, 6:18pm
...Gill Furniss Mike Gapes Barry Gardiner Stephen Gethins Patricia Gibson Pat Glass Mary Glindon Roger Godsiff Helen Goodman Patrick Grady Peter Grant Kate Green Margaret Greenwood Nia Griffith <b>Andrew</b> Gwynne Louise Haigh David Hanson Harriet Harman Carolyn Harris Helen Hayes Sue Hayman John Healey Mark Hendrick Drew Hendry Stephen Hepburn Meg Hillier Margaret Hodge Sharon Hodgson Kate Hoey...
 
Pension Schemes Bill [Lords]: Member trustees (29 Mar 2017)
29 March 2017, 6:18pm
...Colleen Fletcher Caroline Flint Paul Flynn Yvonne Fovargue Vicky Foxcroft Gill Furniss Mike Gapes Barry Gardiner Pat Glass Mary Glindon Roger Godsiff Kate Green Margaret Greenwood Nia Griffith <b>Andrew</b> Gwynne Louise Haigh David Hanson Harriet Harman Carolyn Harris Helen Hayes Sue Hayman John Healey Mark Hendrick Stephen Hepburn Meg Hillier Margaret Hodge Sharon Hodgson Kate Hoey Kate Hollern...
 
Pension Schemes Bill [Lords]: Systems and processes requirements (29 Mar 2017)
29 March 2017, 6:18pm
...Colleen Fletcher Caroline Flint Paul Flynn Yvonne Fovargue Vicky Foxcroft Gill Furniss Mike Gapes Barry Gardiner Pat Glass Mary Glindon Roger Godsiff Kate Green Margaret Greenwood Nia Griffith <b>Andrew</b> Gwynne Louise Haigh David Hanson Harriet Harman Carolyn Harris Helen Hayes Sue Hayman John Healey Mark Hendrick Stephen Hepburn Meg Hillier Margaret Hodge Sharon Hodgson Kate Hoey Kate Hollern...
 
Personal Independence Payment: Regulations (29 Mar 2017)
29 March 2017, 4:44pm
Andrew Stephenson: Will the hon. Lady give way?
 
Written Answers — Department for Transport: Insurance: Fraud (29 Mar 2017)
29 March 2017, 1:00am
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of staged car accidents in the latest period for which figures are available and (b) effects of such accidents on (i) car insurance premiums and (ii) other costs to motorists.
 
Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Manufacturing Industries: Employment (29 Mar 2017)
29 March 2017, 1:00am
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to increase employment in the manufacturing sector; and if he will make a statement.
 
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