John Healey

MP, Wentworth and Dearne

Wentworth and Dearne Labour

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John Healey’s voting in Parliament

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

This is a selection of John Healey’s votes.

  • Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes

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Labour MP for Wentworth and Dearne

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

Also represented Wentworth


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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Education
  • Work and Pensions
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Telephone Services
  • Housing: Construction
  • Non-departmental Public Bodies
  • Public Expenditure

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Housing and Planning) (since 14 Sep 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Health (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Housing) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • The Minister for Housing (5 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (2 Nov 2007 to 12 Oct 2009)
  • Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Local Government) (29 Jun 2007 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (20 Jul 2005 to 19 Nov 2007)
  • The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (10 May 2005 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee) (20 Dec 2004 to 12 Jan 2009)
  • The Economic Secretary to the Treasury (30 May 2002 to 10 May 2005)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Skills) (11 Jun 2001 to 30 May 2002)
  • Member, Employment Sub-committee (23 Jul 1997 to 29 Nov 1999)
  • Member, Education & Employment Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 29 Nov 1999)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 19 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all John Healey’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 84 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 70.34% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 30 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.
  • 88 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on John Healey’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1007 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jun 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Until 21 March 2015, Group Board member of Incommunities Housing Association, The Quays, Victoria Street, Shipley, BD17 7BN. Commitment of approx 8 hrs a month from April 2013 to 20 March 2015. Remuneration: £5,000.p.a. (Registered 30 April 2013; updated 24 March 2015 and 5 June 2015)
31 March 2015, received £106.88 for part of one month’s work. Hours: 4 hrs approx. (Registered 05 June 2015)
Monthly articles for Municipal Journal magazine, 32 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2SS.
22 April 2015, received £400 for two articles. Hours: 6 hrs approx. (Registered 05 June 2015)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Unison Yorkshire and Humber
Address of donor: Commercial House, Wade Lane, Leeds LS1 8NJ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: selective personal mailing, value £3,800

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 05 June 2015)
Name of donor: GMB
Address of donor: 60 College Grove road, Wakefield, WF1 3RN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: selective personal mailing, value £1,522.08

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 05 June 2015)
Name of donor: Thompsons Solicitors
Address of donor: Congress House, Great Russell St, London WC1B 3LS

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: selective personal mailing, value £2,000

Donor status: LLP

(Registered 05 June 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
Non-executive director of International Skills Standards Organisation [INSSO] (UK) Ltd, 28 Ely Place, London EC1N 6AA. Commitment of approx 6 hrs a month from September 2013. Unremunerated from 22 May 2014. (Registered 21 October 2013; updated 29 May 2014)
From December 2013 to 5 June 2015, unremunerated board member of Heseltine Institute for Public Policy and Practice, University of Liverpool, Chatham St, Liverpool L69 7ZH. Commitment of approx 10 hrs a year. (Registered 24 February 2014; updated 5 June 2015)
Unremunerated Co-chair of the Advisory Board of GovernUp, a project to improve the effectiveness of government. (Registered 02 April 2014)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Jackie Bate, as part-time Office Manager.

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