The Week in Westminster, 2 Feb

“and is conscious of the serious risks arising for the United Kingdom from exit without a withdrawal agreement…’

The Cooper Amendment

Tracey Crouch MP voted No
Kelly Tolhurst MP voted No
Rehman Chishti MP voted No

The Brady Amendment

Tracey Crouch MP voted Yes
Kelly Tolhurst MP voted Yes
Rehman Chishti MP voted Yes


Tracey in the News

We need to do more to support fathers in early parenthood (PoliticsHome)

Tracey’s Contributions

To The Commons Chamber

… although integration is undoubtedly better, there remain enormous challenges, including the stretching of public services, the sudden change in population, and the perceived unfairness that free movement bought entitlement to welfare and housing structures that others did not have.

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill

Could the amendment extend to male colleagues, who are often there to support their partners at times of miscarriage? We perhaps do not often talk about the role of the expectant father in such cases.

Proxy Voting

in a modern society it is far more effective and compassionate to use time and resources to help those who desperately need that support, rather than relying on this blunt piece of legislation on the statute book, which, as Wilberforce pointed out, does nothing to help those living on the streets and simply criminalises the vulnerable?

Vagrancy Act

To Westminster Hall

I simply want to speak up for the many brilliant dads out there who, in an evolving society, are doing an incredible job of bringing up children.

Early Parenthood: Supporting Fathers

Things Tracey Said


Kelly in the News

Kelly Tolhhurst visits homeless charity in Medway to mark release of rough sleeping figures (Kent Online)

Kelly’s Contributions

Things Kelly said

https://twitter.com/beisgovuk/status/1088500191609671681

Rehman in the News

Rehman’s Contributions

Things Rehman said


What are your thoughts about Medway’s MPs and their performance in Parliament this week?
Is Kelly right to boost protections for new parents?
Was Tracey’s list helpful?
Does Rehman know what alternative arrangements he voted for? 
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