Barry Gardiner

Brent North Labour

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How Barry Gardiner voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails

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Barry Gardiner occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 10 Apr 2014

    As we approach the wedding season, many British citizens who have extended family abroad will become increasingly concerned about visa arrangements to ensure that their relatives, particularly from India and Pakistan, can be here to participate. Will the Leader of the House speak to both the Foreign Office and the Home Office to ensure that the consular arrangements are in place and that...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Asylum Seekers (Support) 10 Apr 2014

    The Minister identified that a family of four would be in receipt of 178 a week, which equates to about 44.50 per person. Does he understand that many children who attend schools—certainly in my constituency in Brent North—will undertake one and often two bus journeys each day to get to their school? Many of them will have medical problems from the country from which...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Exports (SMEs) 10 Apr 2014

    One area of export growth has been in recyclate of glass and plastics. Unfortunately, that has had a perverse effect because the packaging recovery note system, which is supposed to direct money into the creation of infrastructure for our own recycling industry, has been denied the feedstock that the industry needs if it is to grow. Will the Minister look at what more he can do to expand our...

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Labour MP for Brent North


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Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Trade and Industry
  • International Development
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Iraq
  • Arms Exports
  • Natural Capital Accounting
  • Bushmeat
  • Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (20 Dec 2010 to 4 Nov 2013)
  • Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 4 Nov 2013)
  • Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (15 Nov 2007 to 22 Nov 2007)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry (18 May 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Productivity, Energy and Industry (11 May 2005 to 18 May 2005)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office (1 Apr 2004 to 11 May 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 65 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 74 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 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 67.97% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 3 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 609 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

4. Sponsorships
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Name of donor: Garavi Gujarat Publications Ltd
(b) Address of donor: 1 Silex Street, London SE1 0DW
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: printing of constituency literature (Christmas cards and newsletter calendars); estimated cost £5,000
(b) Date of receipt: 17 and 20 December 2013
(b) Date of acceptance: 17 and 20 December 2013
(b) Donor status: company registration 01423059
(b) (Registered 8 January 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: (1) GLOBE International; (2) Food & Agriculture Organisation
Address of donor: (1) 9 Dartmouth Street, London SW1H 9BL; (2)Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, P/00100, Rome, Italy
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) accommodation and board, value £1,212.76; (2) flights, value £712
Destination of visit: Warsaw
Date of visit: 16-20 November 2013
Purpose of visit: to attend and participate in the UNFCCC COP 19 conference in my capacity as Shadow Minister for the Natural Environment and Fisheries.
(Registered 16 December 2013)
Name of donor: Sigma Pharmaceuticals PLC
Address of donor: Unit 1-7 Colonial Way, PO Box 233, Watford WD24 4YR
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £3,650 for flights, accommodation and board, for my spouse and myself
Destination of visit: Cancun, Mexico
Date of visit: 15-22 February 2014
Purpose of visit: to attend and participate in the Sigma Pharmaceuticals Conference in my capacity as Shadow Minister for the Natural Environment & Fisheries to speak on waste in the pharmaceutical sector.
(Registered 27 February 2014, updated 12 & 14 March 2014)

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