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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.

 

Selection Committee (11 Jan 2018)
11 January 2018, 4:56pm
Ordered, That David Evennett, <b>Andrew</b> Griffiths and Esther McVey be discharged from the Selection Committee and Chris Heaton-Harris, Christopher Pincher and <b>Andrew Stephenson</b> be added.—(Christopher Pincher.)
 
Trade Bill (9 Jan 2018)
9 January 2018, 6:50pm
...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 David Hanson Harriet Harman Carolyn Harris Helen Hayes John Healey Mark Hendrick Drew Hendry Stephen Hepburn Sylvia Hermon Mike Hill Wera Hobhouse Margaret Hodge...
 
Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill (8 Jan 2018)
8 January 2018, 10:09pm
...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 David Hanson Harriet Harman Carolyn Harris Helen Hayes John Healey Mark Hendrick Drew Hendry Stephen Hepburn Sylvia Hermon Mike Hill Wera Hobhouse Sharon Hodgson Kate Hollern Stewart...
 
Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill (Programme) (8 Jan 2018)
8 January 2018, 10:09pm
...) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption that day. (6) Standing Order No. 83B (programming sub-committees) shall not apply to proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading.—(<b>Andrew Stephenson</b>.) Question agreed to.
 
Delegated Legislation: Designs (8 Jan 2018)
8 January 2018, 10:09pm
That the draft Designs (International Registration of Industrial Designs) Order 2017, which was laid before this House on 19 October 2017, be approved.—(<b>Andrew Stephenson</b>.) Question agreed to.
 
Electoral Commission (8 Jan 2018)
8 January 2018, 10:09pm
...if it related to an instrument subject to the provisions of Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees) in respect of which notice has been given that the instrument be approved.—(<b>Andrew Stephenson</b>.)
 
Welsh Affairs: Insurance and Genetic Conditions (8 Jan 2018)
8 January 2018, 10:09pm
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(<b>Andrew Stephenson</b>.)
 
Christmas Adjournment: Cycling Fatalities: Ian Winterburn (21 Dec 2017)
21 December 2017, 4:43pm
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(<b>Andrew Stephenson</b>.)
 
Deferred Divisions: Local Government (20 Dec 2017)
20 December 2017, 11:06pm
Division number 79 See full list of votes (From The Public Whip)Aye Nigel Adams 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 Harriett Baldwin Stephen Barclay John Baron Guto Bebb Henry Bellingham Richard Benyon Paul Beresford Jake Berry Bob Blackman Crispin Blunt Nicholas Boles...
 
Deferred Divisions: Local Government (20 Dec 2017)
20 December 2017, 11:06pm
Division number 80 See full list of votes (From The Public Whip)Aye Nigel Adams 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 Harriett Baldwin Stephen Barclay John Baron Guto Bebb Henry Bellingham Richard Benyon Paul Beresford Jake Berry Bob Blackman Crispin Blunt Nicholas Boles...
 
European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Interpretation (20 Dec 2017)
20 December 2017, 9:22pm
Division number 82 See full list of votes (From The Public Whip)Aye Nigel Adams Bim Afolami Adam Afriyie Peter Aldous Lucy Allan Heidi Allen Stuart <b>Andrew</b> Edward Argar Victoria Atkins Richard Bacon Kemi Badenoch Steven Baker Harriett Baldwin Stephen Barclay John Baron Guto Bebb Henry Bellingham Richard Benyon Paul Beresford Jake Berry Bob Blackman Crispin Blunt Nicholas Boles Peter Bone...
 
European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Duty to make arrangements for an independent evaluation: health and social care (20 Dec 2017)
20 December 2017, 9:22pm
...Ruth George Stephen Gethins 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 Hillier...
 
European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Implementation and transition (20 Dec 2017)
20 December 2017, 9:22pm
...Ruth George 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 Hillier...
 
European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Commencement and short title (20 Dec 2017)
20 December 2017, 9:22pm
...Stone Jo Swinson Catherine West Hywel Williams Daniel Zeichner Alistair Carmichael (teller) Norman Lamb (teller) No Nigel Adams Bim Afolami Adam Afriyie Peter Aldous Lucy Allan Heidi Allen Stuart <b>Andrew</b> Edward Argar Victoria Atkins Richard Bacon Kemi Badenoch Steven Baker Harriett Baldwin Stephen Barclay John Baron Guto Bebb Henry Bellingham Richard Benyon Paul Beresford Jake...
 
European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Customs duties (20 Dec 2017)
20 December 2017, 9:00pm
...Madeleine Moon Layla Moran Ian Murray Gavin Newlands Brendan O'Hara Albert Owen Ellie Reeves Rachel Reeves Joan Ryan Liz Saville-Roberts Barry Sheerman Tommy Sheppard Gavin Shuker Tulip Siddiq <b>Andrew</b> Slaughter Angela Smith Alex Sobel Anna Soubry Chris Stephens Jo Stevens Jamie Stone Wes Streeting Jo Swinson Alison Thewliss Gareth Thomas Stephen Timms Anna Turley Chuka Umunna Catherine West...
 
Finance (No. 2) Bill: Analysis of Effectiveness of Provisions of this Act on Tax Avoidance and Evasion (19 Dec 2017)
19 December 2017, 5:30pm
...Ruth George 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 <b>Andrew</b> Gwynne Louise Haigh Fabian Hamilton David Hanson Emma Hardy Harriet Harman Carolyn Harris Helen Hayes Sue Hayman John Healey Drew Hendry Stephen Hepburn Sylvia Hermon Mike Hill Wera...
 
Finance (No. 2) Bill: Equality impact analyses of provisions of this Act (19 Dec 2017)
19 December 2017, 4:30pm
...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 David Hanson Emma Hardy Carolyn Harris Helen Hayes Sue Hayman John Healey Drew Hendry Stephen Hepburn Sylvia Hermon Mike Hill Wera Hobhouse Margaret...
 
Finance (No. 2) Bill: Review of relief for first-time buyers (18 Dec 2017)
18 December 2017, 11:00pm
...Reynolds Marie Rimmer Matt Rodda Danielle Rowley Chris Ruane Lloyd Russell-Moyle Joan Ryan Liz Saville-Roberts Naseem Shah Virendra Sharma Barry Sheerman Paula Sherriff Gavin Shuker Dennis Skinner <b>Andrew</b> Slaughter Ruth Smeeth Angela Smith Cat Smith Eleanor Smith Jeff Smith Laura Smith Nick Smith Owen Smith Karin Smyth Gareth Snell John Spellar Jo Stevens Jamie Stone Wes Streeting Paul...
 
Finance (No. 2) Bill: Bank Levy (18 Dec 2017)
18 December 2017, 9:00pm
Division number 74 See full list of votes (From The Public Whip)Aye 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 Harriett Baldwin Stephen Barclay John Baron Guto Bebb Henry Bellingham Richard Benyon Paul Beresford Jake Berry Bob Blackman Crispin Blunt Nicholas Boles Peter Bone...
 
Finance (No. 2) Bill: Review (18 Dec 2017)
18 December 2017, 9:00pm
...Rimmer Matt Rodda Danielle Rowley Chris Ruane Lloyd Russell-Moyle Joan Ryan Liz Saville-Roberts Naseem Shah Virendra Sharma Barry Sheerman Tommy Sheppard Paula Sherriff Gavin Shuker Dennis Skinner <b>Andrew</b> Slaughter Ruth Smeeth Angela Smith Cat Smith Eleanor Smith Jeff Smith Laura Smith Nick Smith Owen Smith Karin Smyth Gareth Snell John Spellar Chris Stephens Jo Stevens Jamie Stone Wes...
 
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