Clive Betts

MP, Sheffield South East

Sheffield South East Labour

Clive Betts’s voting in Parliament

Clive Betts is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Clive Betts sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

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Clive Betts has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Steel Industry 26 May 2016

    May I thank the Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise for coming to visit Outokumpu and representatives of Forgemasters in my constituency, and for enabling my hon. Friend the Member for Penistone and Stocksbridge (Angela Smith) and me to join in the conversation? That was really helpful. For the future not merely of Tata but of firms such as Forgemasters and Outokumpu, when...
  • Business of the House 26 May 2016

    It was announced on Tuesday that Polestar, a printing works in my constituency, would close with a loss of 650 jobs. That followed the loss of 600 jobs at Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and 700 jobs at HSBC. This has all come in a short period. As well as immediate help for the Polestar workers, could we have a debate on what the Government can do to assist areas where a multiplicity...
  • Debate on the Address: Transport and Local Infrastructure 19 May 2016

    May I return the Minister to a point that I raised earlier? May we have this on the record? Is the building of a million new homes during the current Parliament a Government commitment?

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Labour MP for Sheffield South East

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented Sheffield, Attercliffe


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Topics of interest

  • Communities and Local Government
  • Treasury
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Work and Pensions
  • Departmental Buildings
  • Housing
  • Local Government Finance
  • Social Rented Housing
  • Right to Buy Scheme

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 10 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Finance Committee (since 20 Jul 2015)
  • Chair, Communities and Local Government Committee (since 18 Jun 2015)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 12 Jan 2009)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, National Policy Statements Sub-Committee (21 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (19 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Communities and Local Government Committee (10 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committee on Reform of the House of Commons (20 Jul 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Select Committee (3 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Communities and Local Government Committee (27 Jun 2006 to 10 Jun 2010)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (17 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Urban Affairs Sub-committee (15 Oct 2002 to 11 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (22 Jul 2002 to 27 Jun 2006)
  • Member, Urban Affairs Sub-committee (16 Jul 2001 to 22 Jul 2002)
  • Member, Transport, Local Government & The Regions Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 22 Jul 2002)
  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (28 Jul 1998 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (8 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (7 May 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jan 1996 to 1 Jan 1997)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (27 Nov 1995 to 11 Nov 1996)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service Committee (1 Jan 1995 to 1 Jan 1996)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 56 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Clive Betts’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 50 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 63.74% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 12 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 573 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for opinion surveys. All fees are paid direct to my constituency party:
April 2015, received £75. Hours 30 mins (Registered 13 May 2015)
Payment from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC17 8RT:
April 2015, received £100. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 13 May 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Fateh Movement UK branch
Address of donor: 5 Galena Rd, London W6 0LT

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): for a member of staff and me, air tickets £700, hotel and food £600, total £1,300

Destination of visit: Jerusalem and the West Bank

Date of visit: 14-18 February 2016

Purpose of visit: fact finding political delegation to Israel and the West Bank.

(Registered 14 March 2016)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
One residential property in London: (i) and (ii).
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my partner, James Thomas, as Senior Parliamentary Assistant.

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