Clive Betts

MP, Sheffield South East

Sheffield South East Labour

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How Clive Betts voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
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Clive Betts hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 10 Sep 2014

    Last Thursday, I attended a public meeting at Beighton in my constituency, at which the doctors in the Beighton and Sothall practice were consulting their patients on how to deal with a budgetary cut of 22% to 24% by 2018. They have been officially notified of that cut by NHS England. Will the Leader of the House confirm that, if the Conservatives are in power after the general election,...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Brownfield Land and Empty Buildings 8 Sep 2014

    In its current inquiry into the national planning policy framework, the Communities and Local Government Committee has had dozens of complaints from local residents about local councils having to find more greenfield sites to build on because brownfield sites cannot be included in their local plans as they are deemed not to be viable. At the same time, more and more applications are being...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Questions 8 Sep 2014

    Last week, in a statement on child exploitation in Rotherham, the Home Secretary said that the Secretary of State was “minded” to commission an independent investigation of what had happened there. Will the Secretary of State update the House on his thinking, and tell us whether it would be within the remit of those conducting such an investigation to look into the accountability...

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Labour MP for Sheffield South East

Entered 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
  • Work and Pensions
  • Health
  • Departmental Buildings
  • Housing
  • Local Government Finance
  • Social Rented Housing
  • Housing: Older People

Currently held offices

  • Member, National Policy Statements Sub-Committee
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee on Reform of the House of Commons (10 Aug 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Select Committee (4 Mar 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (13 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Communities and Local Government Committee (28 Jun 2006 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Finance & Services Committee (20 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 28 Jun 2006)
  • Member, Urban Affairs Sub-committee Committee (11 Jun 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Chairman, Urban Affairs Sub-committee Committee (to 11 Jun 2004)
  • Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Government Whip (technically a Lords Commissioner, HM Treasury) (28 Jul 1998 to 11 Jun 2001)
  • Assistant Whip (funded by HM Treasury) (6 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 39 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 34 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 75.36% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 11 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") 491 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 Aug 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing surveys. All payments are donated directly to my constituency party:
7 October 2013, £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 7 October 2013)
8. Land and Property
One residential property in London, for which rental income is received.

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