Wera Hobhouse

Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

(since September 2020)

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Justice)

(since September 2020)

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Women and Equalities)

(since September 2020)
Wera Hobhouse Portrait

Liberal Democrat

Member for Bath

office@werahobhouse.co.uk / Wera_Hobhouse

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Most recent EDMs signed by Wera Hobhouse

Date Tabled Title Signatures
10 Sep 2020
Wera Hobhouse signed this EDM on Tuesday 29th September 2020

The global wildlife trade and prevention of future zoonotic pandemics

Tabled by: Sir David Amess (Conservative - Southend West)
That this House notes with concern the increased risks of future pandemics from the continued exploitation and commodification of wildlife in the global wildlife trade; further notes that zoonotic diseases are responsible for over two billion cases of human illness and over two million human deaths each year, that sixty …
32 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Labour: 5
Conservative: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 3
Independent: 1
15 Sep 2020
Wera Hobhouse signed this EDM on Friday 25th September 2020

Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Tabled by: Alexander Stafford (Conservative - Rother Valley)
That this House welcomes and applauds that nothing stops a Macmillan Coffee Morning, not even coronavirus; acknowledges that cancer hasn’t stopped during the pandemic where one in two people will be diagnosed in their lifetimes; recognises that Macmillan Cancer Support is currently campaigning to restore cancer care and treatment to …
39 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 11
Scottish National Party: 10
Conservative: 5
Liberal Democrat: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 1
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

2 Urgent Questions tabled by Wera Hobhouse

Date Forum Title
11 Feb 2019 Commons Chamber Legislation against Female Genital Mutilation
18 Jun 2018 Commons Chamber Upskirting

Wera Hobhouse has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

5 Bills introduced by Wera Hobhouse

Title Bill Type Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Voyeurism (Offences) Bill 2017-19
Presented by Wera Hobhouse (Liberal Democrat)
Private Members' Bill
Presentation Bill
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 11 Jul 2018, 11:13 p.m.
Parallel Parliament Note:

The substantive text of this bill was re-introduced by the Government as the Voyeurism Offences Act which received Royal Assent during the 2017-2019 Parliament.

A Bill to make certain acts of voyeurism an offence.

Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill [HL] 2017-19
Presented by Wera Hobhouse (Liberal Democrat)
Private Members' Bill
Lords
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 18 Jun 2019, 10:57 a.m.

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to raise the age of criminal responsibility

Hate Crime (Misogyny) Bill 2019-21
Presented by Wera Hobhouse (Liberal Democrat)
Private Members' Bill
Presentation Bill
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 2nd reading: House of Commons

13 Nov 2020

12 Jun 2020, 3:17 p.m.

A Bill to make motivation by misogyny an aggravating factor in criminal sentencing; to require police forces to record hate crimes motivated by misogyny; and for connected purposes.

Vehicle Emissions (Idling Penalties) Bill 2017-19
Presented by Wera Hobhouse (Liberal Democrat)
Private Members' Bill
Presentation Bill
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 9 Jul 2019, 5:29 p.m.

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to increase penalties for stationary vehicle idling offences; to grant local authorities increased powers to issue such penalties; and for connected purposes.

Postnatal Check-ups (Mental Health) Bill 2017-19
Presented by Wera Hobhouse (Liberal Democrat)
Private Members' Bill
Presentation Bill
1st reading: House of Commons 8 Mar 2019, 10:47 a.m.

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to require routine six week National Health Service check-ups for new mothers to include mental health assessments and advice; and for connected purposes.


149 Written Questions

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Local Government Finance: Coronavirus Private Rented Housing: Energy Private Rented Housing: Standards Housing: Standards Housing: Solar Power Temporary Accommodation: Coronavirus Crisis Loans Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit Second Homes: Council Tax Councillors: Somerset Holiday Accommodation: Non-domestic Rates Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Living Wage Housing: Finance Housing: Finance Unitary Councils Unitary Councils Unitary Councils Local Government: Elections Landlords Private Rented Housing: Licensing Fines Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Reorganisation Electrical Safety: Departmental Responsibilities Sleeping Rough Social Rented Housing: Rents Social Rented Housing: Electrical Safety Rented Housing: Electrical Safety Mental Health Services: Standards Obesity: Eating Disorders Coronavirus: Disease Control Vitamin C: Coronavirus Gender Recognition: Young People Haemochromatosis: Research Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia Department of Health and Social Care: Living Wage Department of Health and Social Care: Living Wage Drugs: Licensing Mental Health: Children Ophthalmic Services Social Services: Minimum Wage Social Services: Minimum Wage HIV Infection General Practitioners: Training Veterinary Medicine: Migrant Workers Aviation: Sweden Buses: Electric Vehicles Buses: Hydrogen High Speed Two Railway Line: Forests Helicopters: Licensing Airports: Standards Public Transport: Voyeurism Cycling Taxis Taxis: Safety Taxis: Safety Taxis: Regulation Taxis: Registration Railways: Finance Great Western Railway Line: Electrification Great Western Railway Line: Electrification Great Western Railway Line: Electrification Police: Training Overseas Students Overseas Students: English Language Hate Crime: LGBT People Hate Crime: LGBT People Migrant Workers: Social Workers Visas: Nurses Immigration: Families Children: Protection Immigrants: Detainees Detention Centres: Overcrowding Crime Prevention Gangs: Crimes of Violence Voyeurism Private Rented Housing: Energy Green Homes Grant Scheme Ofgem Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs Solar Power: EU External Trade Intellectual Property Biofuels Renewable Energy: Finance Biofuels Biofuels: Subsidies High Rise Flats: Electrical Safety