John Healey

Former MP, Wentworth and Dearne

Wentworth and Dearne Labour

A selection of John Healey's votes

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  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details
  • Voted very strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
  • Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords Details
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Details
  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT Details

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John Healey hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Government Efficiency and Reform 23 Mar 2015

    This was a swansong statement, if I may say so, which largely looked backwards rather than forwards. Nevertheless, what the Minister has announced today about stronger central leadership within Whitehall, clearer professional standards right across the Departments and more power to the elbow of the new chief executive of the civil service are welcome on all sides. The right hon. Gentleman...
  • Ways and Means: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law 18 Mar 2015

    When the hon. Gentleman intervened during my speech, I made it clear that the deficit was caused after the global financial crisis by the Government stepping in to help the country through. That is what Governments can do. I said clearly that that caused the deficit and we had to deal with it. Any Government would have done so. What counts is how they deal with it. Will he remind us what...
  • Ways and Means: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law 18 Mar 2015

    It is possible to deal with a deficit simply by cutting, which is largely what the right hon. Gentleman’s party has done, but it is also possible to deal with it in a more balanced way by cutting where cutting is needed, raising revenue where it is right to do so, and ensuring that there is enough growth to bring in the revenue. That was the fundamental problem with the policies that...

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Former Labour MP for Wentworth and Dearne

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election

Also represented Wentworth

Expenses

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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Education
  • Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Telephone Services
  • Non-departmental Public Bodies
  • Public Expenditure
  • Mortgages: Government Assistance

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Health (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Minister (Housing and Planning) (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 22 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 82 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 71.99% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 90 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 973 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

1. Directorships
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. Remuneration: £5,000.p.a. (Registered 30 April 2013; updated 24 March 2015)
4 March 2014, received £230.36 for one month’s work. Hours: 8 hrs approx. (Registered 31 March 2014)
1 April 2014, received £229.96 for one month’s work. Hours: 8 hrs approx. (Registered 29 May 2014)
29 April 2014, received £230.36 for one month’s work. Hours: 8 hrs approx. (Registered 29 May 2014)
27 May 2014, received £229.96 for one month’s work. Hours: 8 hrs approx. (Registered 29 May 2014)
24 June 2014, received £230.36 for one month’s work. Hours: 8 hrs approx. (Registered 12 August 2014)
22 July 2014, received £229.96 for one month’s work. Hours: 8 hrs approx. (Registered 12 August 2014)
19 August 2014, received £230.36 for one month’s work. Hours: 8 hrs approx. (Registered 17 November 2014)
16 September 2014, received £229.96 for one month’s work. Hours: 8 hrs approx. (Registered 17 November 2014)
14 October 2014, received £230.36 for one month’s work. Hours: 8 hrs approx. (Registered 17 November 2014)
11 November 2014, received £229.96 for one month’s work. Hours: 8 hrs approx. (Registered 17 November 2014)
19 December 2014, received £229.96 for one month’s work. Hours: 8 hrs approx. (Registered 19 January 2015)
16 January 2015, received £230.36 for one month’s work. Hours: 8 hrs approx. (Registered 19 January 2015)
3 February 2015, received £229.96 for one month’s work. Hours: 8 hrs approx. (Registered 27 March 2015)
3 March 2015, received £230.36 for one month’s work. Hours: 8 hrs approx. (Registered 27 March 2015)
Non-executive director of Titanic Brewery, 5 Callender Place, Lingard Street, Burslem, ST6 1JL. Commitment of approx 10 hrs a month from April 2013 until 18 November 2014. Remuneration: £10,000.p.a. (Registered 30 April 2013; updated 20 November 2014)
28 May 2014, received £1,500. Hours: 20 hrs approx. (Registered 29 May 2014)
27 June 2014, received £1,463.83. Hours: 20 hrs approx. (Registered 12 August 2014)
26 September 2014, received £1,463.83. Hours: 20 hrs approx. (Registered 17 November 2014)
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. Remuneration: £5,000 p.a. Unremunerated from 22 May 2014. (Registered 21 October 2013, updated 29 May 2014)
£600 received on 14 March. Hours: 18 hrs approx. (Registered 31 March 2014)
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Monthly articles for Municipal Journal magazine, 32 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2SS. (Up to £5,000)
7 March 2014, received £200 for one article. Hours: 3 hrs approx. (Registered 31 March 2014)
16 May 2014, received £200 for one article. Hours: 3 hrs approx. (Registered 29 May 2014)
30 June 2014, received £200 for one article. Hours: 3 hrs approx. (Registered 12 August 2014)
19 September 2014, received £400 for two articles. Hours: 6 hrs approx. (Registered 17 November 2014)
19 December 2014, received £400 for two articles. Hours: 6 hrs approx. (Registered 19 January 2015)
13 February 2015, received £200 for one article. Hours: 3 hrs approx. (Registered 27 March 2015)
11 July 2014, received £124.15 for preparing and delivering a two-hour lecture in March 2014, for the Land Economy Department of Cambridge University, The Old Schools, Trinity Ln, Cambridge CB2 1TN. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 12 August 2014)
4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Wentworth and Dearne CLP
(a) Address of donor: 58 New Meadows, Rawmarsh, Rotherham S62 7FD
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £15,941.12; money raised in respect of a fundraising event held on 4 March 2015 for the benefit of Wentworth & Dearne Constituency Labour Party (CLP) and the CLP of another Labour MP (£5,313.71 each). The money raised included one registrable donation as set out below. £5,313.70 will be divided equally between two other CLPs.
(a) Donor status: unincorporated association
(a) (Registered 30 March 2015)
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Name of donor: PriceWaterhouse Coopers LLP
(b) Address of donor: 7 More London Riverside, London SE1 2RT
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Services of a research officer from 1 April 2014 to 22 July 2014, with a total value of £32,670 to assist me with policy analysis on housing and housing benefit
(b) Date of receipt: from 1 April 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 1 April 2014
(b) Donor status: limited liability partnership
(b) (Registered 2 April 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Mal Ogg
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 to cover annual subscription cost of the Parliamentary Research Service in supporting the operation of my constituency office service
(b) Date of receipt: 18 August 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 18 August 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 20 August 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Analysis, Research & Communications (ARC) Ltd
(b) Address of donor: 119 Massingberd Way, London SW17 6PQ
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 in support of the operation of my constituency office service contributing towards the cost of an annual MP’s report to constituents on my local and parliamentary work, and contributing towards the cost of a constituency assistant internship
(b) Date of receipt: 10 November 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 10 November 2014
(b) Donor status: company, registration 07588122
(b) (Registered 19 November 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Chris Rea
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 in support of the operation of my constituency office service contributing towards the cost of an annual MP’s report to constituents on my local and parliamentary work
(b) Date of receipt: 12 November 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 12 November 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 19 November 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Michael Foster
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(b) Date of receipt of donation: 8 December 2014
(b) Date of acceptance of donation: 8 December 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 27 March 2015)
11. Miscellaneous
Unremunerated non-executive Chair of Affordable Warmth Solutions CIC (from 23 July 2013), 1st Floor East, 32 Homer Road, Solihull, West Midlands B91 3LT. Commitment of approx 3 hrs a month from April 2013. (Registered 30 April 2013)
From December 2013, 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)
Unremunerated Co-chair of the Advisory Board of GovernUp, a project to improve the effectiveness of government (Registered 2 April 2014)

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