Kevin Barron

MP, Rother Valley

Rother Valley Labour

Kevin Barron’s voting in Parliament

Kevin Barron is a Labour MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Kevin Barron sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Kevin Barron generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Kevin Barron occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Trade Union Bill 14 Sep 2015

    Over the course of history, the workplace has been the scene of many grave injustices: slavery, child labour, squalid and dangerous working conditions, and desperately low pay. A lot of that has been eradicated, although sadly not for all in the United Kingdom. Even in the modern workplace, there still exists an imbalance of power between the employer, who can decide, often unilaterally, on...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Trade Union Bill 14 Sep 2015

    It rings very hollow. The Government would have us believe that they are impartial in passing legislation relating to the balance between employer and employee, but they are not impartial at all. In fact, in their capacity as an employer they have a significant vested interest in undermining the actions and the future of trade unions. The state is a huge employer, and over 54% of public...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Pharmacy: Negligence 22 Jul 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to consult further with pharmacy representative bodies before bringing forward legislative proposals to decriminalise dispensing errors made by pharmacists.

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Labour MP for Rother Valley

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Trade and Industry
  • Treasury
  • Department of Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Obesity
  • NHS
  • Pharmacy: Negligence
  • NHS: Drugs
  • Pharmacy

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 10 Sep 2015)
  • Chair, Committee on Standards (since 18 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Committee on Standards (15 Jan 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Committee on Privileges (15 Jan 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committee on Privileges (7 Jan 2013 to 15 Jan 2013)
  • Member, Committee on Standards (7 Jan 2013 to 15 Jan 2013)
  • Chair, Standards and Privileges Committee (27 Jul 2010 to 7 Jan 2013)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (27 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Health Committee (18 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 27 Jul 2010)
  • Member, Health Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 18 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (11 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (1 Jun 1997 to 17 Jul 2005)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (1 Jan 1995 to 1 Jan 1998)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jan 1993 to 31 Dec 1995)
  • Member, Environment Committee (26 Oct 1992 to 13 Dec 1994)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) (1 Jan 1988 to 1 Jan 1993)
  • Member, Energy Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 26 Feb 1986)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 9 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 73.97% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 14 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 98 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Kevin Barron’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 699 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Sep 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
Fees for completing opinion surveys for ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA:
Received £75 for October 2014 survey. Hours: 35 mins. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 02 December 2014)
17 February 2015, received £75 for November 2014 survey. Hours: 35 mins. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 17 February 2015)
Until April 2015, Parliamentary adviser to the Japanese Pharmaceutical Group, 4 Old Bath Road, Sonning, RG4 6TA. All remuneration is donated to charity. The companies in the Japanese Pharmaceutical Group are as follows:

Astellas Ltd

Chugai Pharma Europe Ltd

Daiichi Sankyo UK Ltd

Eisai Ltd

Kowa Pharmaceutical Europe Co Ltd

Mitsubishi Pharma Europe Ltd

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Europe Ltd

Shiongi Ltd

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Europe Ltd (formerly Dainippon Sumitomo)

Takeda UK Ltd

(Updated 3 August 2015)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Constituency office in Dinnington: (i)

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