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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.

 

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Exceptions to savings and incorporation (21 Nov 2017)
21 November 2017, 9:00pm
...Stephen Gethins Patricia Gibson Preet Kaur Gill Mary Glindon Roger Godsiff Helen Goodman Patrick Grady Peter Grant Neil Gray Kate Green Lilian Greenwood Margaret Greenwood Nia Griffith John Grogan <b>Andrew</b> Gwynne Louise Haigh Fabian Hamilton Emma Hardy Harriet Harman Carolyn Harris Helen Hayes Sue Hayman John Healey Mark Hendrick Drew Hendry Stephen Hepburn Sylvia Hermon Mike Hill Meg...
 
European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Further provision about exceptions to savings and incorporation (21 Nov 2017)
21 November 2017, 9:00pm
...Stephen Gethins Patricia Gibson Preet Kaur Gill Mary Glindon Roger Godsiff Helen Goodman Patrick Grady Peter Grant Neil Gray Kate Green Lilian Greenwood Margaret Greenwood Nia Griffith John Grogan <b>Andrew</b> Gwynne Louise Haigh Fabian Hamilton Emma Hardy Harriet Harman Carolyn Harris Helen Hayes Sue Hayman John Healey Mark Hendrick Drew Hendry Stephen Hepburn Sylvia Hermon Mike Hill Meg...
 
European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Provisions relating to the EU or the EEA in respect of EU-derived domestic legislation (21 Nov 2017)
21 November 2017, 8:45pm
...Stephen Gethins Patricia Gibson Preet Kaur Gill Mary Glindon Roger Godsiff Helen Goodman Patrick Grady Peter Grant Neil Gray Kate Green Lilian Greenwood Margaret Greenwood Nia Griffith John Grogan <b>Andrew</b> Gwynne Louise Haigh Fabian Hamilton Emma Hardy Harriet Harman Carolyn Harris Helen Hayes Sue Hayman John Healey Mark Hendrick Drew Hendry Stephen Hepburn Sylvia Hermon Mike Hill Meg...
 
Duties of Customs (20 Nov 2017)
20 November 2017, 9:03pm
...Hywel Williams Paul Williams Pete Wishart Daniel Zeichner Phil Wilson (teller) Martin Whitfield (teller) No Bim Afolami Adam Afriyie Peter Aldous Lucy Allan Heidi Allen David Amess Stuart <b>Andrew</b> Edward Argar Victoria Atkins Richard Bacon Kemi Badenoch Steven Baker Stephen Barclay John Baron Guto Bebb Henry Bellingham Richard Benyon Paul Beresford Jake Berry Bob Blackman Paul...
 
Value Added Tax and Excise Duty on Goods (20 Nov 2017)
20 November 2017, 9:03pm
...a refund of an amount of tax by reference to a particular description of supply or importation, or (c) for a new relief applicable only in relation to a particular description of supply or importation.—(<b>Andrew Stephenson</b>.)
 
Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) (Money) (20 Nov 2017)
20 November 2017, 9:03pm
...of any expenses incurred by any public authority by virtue of the Act, and (b) to authorise the payment into the Consolidated Fund of any fees which any public authority receives by virtue of the Act.—(<b>Andrew Stephenson</b>.) Ordered, That a Bill be brought in on the foregoing Resolutions; That the Chairman of Ways and Means, the Prime Minister, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Dr...
 
Committees: Companies House and Transgender Persons (20 Nov 2017)
20 November 2017, 9:03pm
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(<b>Andrew Stephenson</b>.)
 
European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Environmental protection: principles under Article 191 of TFEU (15 Nov 2017)
15 November 2017, 10:15pm
...Stephen Gethins Patricia Gibson Preet Kaur Gill Mary Glindon Roger Godsiff Helen Goodman Patrick Grady Peter Grant Neil Gray Kate Green Lilian Greenwood Margaret Greenwood Nia Griffith John Grogan <b>Andrew</b> Gwynne Louise Haigh Fabian Hamilton Emma Hardy Harriet Harman Carolyn Harris Helen Hayes Sue Hayman John Healey Mark Hendrick Drew Hendry Stephen Hepburn Sylvia Hermon Mike Hill Meg...
 
European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: EU Protocol on animal sentience (15 Nov 2017)
15 November 2017, 9:45pm
...Barry Gardiner Stephen Gethins Patricia Gibson Preet Kaur Gill Mary Glindon Roger Godsiff Helen Goodman Peter Grant Neil Gray Kate Green Lilian Greenwood Margaret Greenwood Nia Griffith John Grogan <b>Andrew</b> Gwynne Louise Haigh Fabian Hamilton Emma Hardy Harriet Harman Carolyn Harris Helen Hayes Sue Hayman John Healey Mark Hendrick Drew Hendry Stephen Hepburn Sylvia Hermon Mike Hill Meg...
 
European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Treatment of retained law (15 Nov 2017)
15 November 2017, 6:15pm
...Ruth George Stephen Gethins Patricia Gibson Preet Kaur Gill Mary Glindon Roger Godsiff Helen Goodman Peter Grant Neil Gray Kate Green Lilian Greenwood Margaret Greenwood Nia Griffith John Grogan <b>Andrew</b> Gwynne Fabian Hamilton Emma Hardy Harriet Harman Carolyn Harris Helen Hayes Sue Hayman John Healey Mark Hendrick Drew Hendry Stephen Hepburn Sylvia Hermon Mike Hill Meg Hillier Wera Hobhouse...
 
European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Retaining Enhanced Protection (No. 2) (15 Nov 2017)
15 November 2017, 6:15pm
...Stephen Gethins Patricia Gibson Preet Kaur Gill Mary Glindon Roger Godsiff Helen Goodman Patrick Grady Peter Grant Neil Gray Kate Green Lilian Greenwood Margaret Greenwood Nia Griffith John Grogan <b>Andrew</b> Gwynne Fabian Hamilton Emma Hardy Harriet Harman Carolyn Harris Helen Hayes Sue Hayman John Healey Mark Hendrick Drew Hendry Stephen Hepburn Sylvia Hermon Mike Hill Meg Hillier Wera...
 
European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Interpretation of retained EU law (14 Nov 2017)
14 November 2017, 11:03pm
...George Stephen Gethins Patricia Gibson Preet Kaur Gill Mary Glindon Roger Godsiff Helen Goodman Patrick Grady Peter Grant Kate Green Lilian Greenwood Margaret Greenwood Nia Griffith John Grogan <b>Andrew</b> Gwynne Louise Haigh Fabian Hamilton Emma Hardy Harriet Harman Carolyn Harris Helen Hayes Sue Hayman John Healey Mark Hendrick Drew Hendry Stephen Hepburn Sylvia Hermon Mike Hill Meg Hillier...
 
Petition - Women Against State Pension Inequality: Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (14 Nov 2017)
14 November 2017, 11:03pm
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(<b>Andrew Stephenson</b>.)
 
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