Karen Buck

MP, Westminster North

Westminster North Labour

Karen Buck’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Karen Buck sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Karen Buck generally voted against the Iraq war, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Karen Buck generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Karen Buck’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Karen Buck’s full vote analysis page for more.

Karen Buck has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 13 May 2016

    Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill - 2nd reading (day 2) – Karen Buck. Legislation
  • Backbench Business - World Autism Awareness Weekbackbench Business 28 Apr 2016

    In common with other speakers, my hon. Friend is making a very powerful speech about awareness and understanding. Does he agree—I thought his remarks were leading towards this—that we also need to translate such awareness into some hard practical action on service delivery, and that this applies whether it be about education or housing? My hon. Friend, like others, has been...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions 26 Apr 2016

    The Joint Committee on Human Rights was also in Strasbourg last week and heard testimony from representatives of countries that do not enjoy the tradition of stable democracy and human rights that we have in this country. Their message was clear: Britain provides leadership and inspiration in a troubled world. What kind of message do Ministers think they are now sending by providing such...

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Labour MP for Westminster North

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Also represented Regent's Park and Kensington North

Expenses

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Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Education and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Education
  • Housing Benefit
  • Social Rented Housing
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Homelessness
  • Council Tax Benefits

Currently held offices

  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 28 Oct 2015)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 14 Oct 2015)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (since 8 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Education) (7 Oct 2011 to 16 Apr 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 2 Nov 2010)
  • Chair, London Regional Select Committee (15 Dec 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, London Regional Select Committee (14 Dec 2009 to 15 Dec 2009)
  • Member, Children, Schools and Families Committee (2 Nov 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (17 Jul 2006 to 14 Dec 2009)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (10 May 2005 to 16 Mar 2006)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (3 Dec 1998 to 5 Nov 2001)
  • Member, Social Security Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 41 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Karen Buck’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 62 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 71.21% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 19 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 158 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Karen Buck’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 456 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Apr 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Fees for completing opinion surveys for ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA. All payments made to Westminster North Labour Party:
June 2014, received £75 for a Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 08 June 2015)
July 2014, received £75 for a Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 08 June 2015)
August 2014, received £75 for a Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 08 June 2015)
October 2014, received £75 for a Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 08 June 2015)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing surveys:
2 June 2014, received £75 for an online survey. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 08 June 2015)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY, for opinion surveys. All payments made to Westminster North Labour Party:
16 January 2015, received £200 for an online survey. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 08 June 2015)
5 February 2016, received £200 for an opinion survey. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 19 February 2016)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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