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Michael Shanks

Labour - Rutherglen and Hamilton West

First elected: 5th October 2023

Shadow Minister (Scotland)

(since November 2023)

Michael Shanks is not a member of any APPGs
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Department Event
Wednesday 6th March 2024
11:30
Scotland Office
Oral questions - Main Chamber
6 Mar 2024, 11:30 a.m.
Scotland
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Department Event
Wednesday 1st May 2024
11:30
Scotland Office
Oral questions - Main Chamber
1 May 2024, 11:30 a.m.
Scotland
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Division Votes
Wednesday 21st February 2024
Ceasefire in Gaza
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 173 Labour No votes vs 0 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 20 Noes - 212
Speeches
Wednesday 21st February 2024
Ceasefire in Gaza
The list of babies killed in Gaza before their first birthday is beyond heartbreaking. This week, at least four were …
Written Answers
Wednesday 10th January 2024
Rwanda: Asylum
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for the …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
None available
MP Financial Interests
None available
EDM signed
Wednesday 22nd November 2023
Reinstatement of the Access to Elected Office Fund
That this House notes with regret the underrepresentation of disabled people in Parliament, whilst one in five members of the …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Michael Shanks has voted in 82 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Kevin Hollinrake (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade)
(4 debate interactions)
Amanda Solloway (Conservative)
Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
(3 debate interactions)
Nigel Huddleston (Conservative)
Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)
(3 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
HM Treasury
(8 debate contributions)
Department for Work and Pensions
(3 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(3 debate contributions)
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Rutherglen and Hamilton West Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

Michael Shanks has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Michael Shanks

21st November 2023
Michael Shanks signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 22nd November 2023

Reinstatement of the Access to Elected Office Fund

Tabled by: Daisy Cooper (Liberal Democrat - St Albans)
That this House notes with regret the underrepresentation of disabled people in Parliament, whilst one in five members of the working-age population identify as disabled, just five MPs disclosed they identify as disabled at the 2019 General Election; believes it is important that disabled people are enabled to contribute to …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Feb 2024)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 10
Liberal Democrat: 5
Scottish National Party: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
19th October 2023
Michael Shanks signed this EDM on Sunday 22nd October 2023

150 years of East Park School, Glasgow

Tabled by: Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North)
That this House congratulates East Park School, based on Maryhill Road in Glasgow, as it begins a year of celebrations to mark its 150th anniversary; notes that the celebrations for the charity, which began on 6 October 2023 with the launch of a 150th Anniversary Exhibition Timeline at the Maryhill …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Michael Shanks, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


Michael Shanks has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Michael Shanks has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Michael Shanks has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Michael Shanks has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


2 Written Questions in the current parliament

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
9th Nov 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, If she will make an assessment of the potential impact of the level of diversity within charity leadership and trustee boards on those organisations.

Trustee diversity is essential for a thriving charity sector that reflects the people and communities charities serve.

During Trustees’ Week, which took place 6-10 November 2023, the Charity Commission encouraged people from all backgrounds to consider becoming a charity trustee.

A diverse range of experiences on a trustee board can create more opportunities for constructive challenge, and can help make a charity stronger.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
19th Dec 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on his Department's potential role in the UK-Rwanda migration partnership.

Defence officials are working closely with the Home Office to identify where it would be appropriate for Defence to support the implementation of the UK-Rwanda migration partnership.

James Heappey
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)