Steve McCabe

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Stephen McCabe is the Labour MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak. Prior to boundary changes at the 2010 general election he was MP for Birmingham, Hall Green.

Mobile Phone Masts

An October 2010 news item on McCabe's website stated that he "attended a protest against a phone mast proposal", and that "Residents and politicians from all parties oppose this mast site due to its proximity to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School".[1]

Climate Change

In November 2010, Steve McCabe proposed Early Day Motion 1051: Climate Change Initiative. The motion stated:

That this House believes that a new direction is needed in order to ensure that Britain is a world leader in the development of new green technologies as well as increasing energy efficiency so as to protect people from the most unhealthy and inefficient homes; notes the need for a strong Green Deal as part of the Energy Security and Green Economy Bill to ensure that by 2020 seven million homes in the UK are energy efficient, reducing emissions by 60 per cent.; and calls for the prioritisation within the Bill of the establishment of one common climate fund to help developing countries adapt to climate change, develop low carbon economies and protect their environment.[2]

Same-Sex Marriage

Steve McCabe voted in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill at both its second reading in February 2013[3] and its third reading in May 2013[4].

Mitochondrial Donation

In February 2015 Steve McCabe voted in favour of allowing mitochondrial donation, which would allow women who carried mitochondrial diseases to give birth to children who would not inherit the disease[5]. An October 2014 briefing report by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), which had been investigating the issue for three years, stated that there was no evidence to show that mitochondrial donation was unsafe[6]. However, some religious groups had said that such procedures should not be allowed[7]. After clearing both Houses mitochondrial donation is now legal, regulated by the HFEA.

References

  1. http://www.stevemccabe-mp.org.uk/node/20
  2. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2010-12/1051
  3. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2013-02-05&number=151&mpn=Stephen_McCabe
  4. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2013-05-21&number=11&mpn=Stephen_McCabe
  5. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2015-02-03&number=147&mpn=Stephen_McCabe
  6. http://www.hfea.gov.uk/docs/2014-10-01_Mitochondrial_donation__an_introductory_briefing_note_-_final.pdf
  7. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31063500

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