Working hard for all in Bishop Auckland

29 July 2014

Campaigning for Bishop Auckland General Hospital

Opening the new Berco factory in Spennymoor

Opening the Sure Start centre in Coundon

Talking to Carers in Barnard Castle

With children at the Sure Start centre in Shildon

Answering questions in the House of Commons

Opening the new Thorns Lighting factory in Spennymoor

Campaigning for Road Safety in Cockfield

Supporting farmers in Teesdale

Meeting new mothers in Bishop Auckland

Helen’s Voting Record

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During the last Parliament, Helen had one of the highest voting attendances of any MP.

Helen attended 92% of votes in 2009/10, compared to the average for MPs of just (66%), and since being elected in 2005, her voting attendance has been:

  • 2008/09: 89.9% attendence, average MPs attendence was 63.1%

  • 2007/08: 94.7% attendence, MPs average was 69.3%

  • 2006/07: 86.0%, MPs average was 64.4%

  • 2005/06: 92.4%, MPs average of 72.0%

Helen has also voted in favour of Bills to:

Reform the banking system (e.g. The 2010 Financial Services Bill),

Reduce Child Poverty (the 2010 Child Poverty Act),

Combat Climate Change (e.g. the 2007 Climate Change Act),

• Make the House of Lords an elected chamber,

Increase support for international development (e.g. the Debt Relief [Developing Countries] Bill),

Improve Animal Welfare (e.g. 2006 Animal Welfare Act).

You can see a full list of Helen’s voting record here

Upcoming Events

Westminster Hall debate on DEFRA communication with Hill Farmers

Constituency Surgery

  • Date: 20 Aug 2014 at 17:00
  • Location: Constituency Office, 1 Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6EN
  • If you are unable to attend the surgery but need advice or support from Helen in the meantime then please do not hesitate to contact her Constituency Office on 01388 603075 or by email at [email protected]