John Healey

MP, Wentworth and Dearne

Wentworth and Dearne Labour

John Healey’s voting in Parliament

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

This is a selection of John Healey’s votes.

  • Almost always voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Almost always voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes

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John Healey never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Ways and Means: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — amendment of the law 8 Jul 2015

    It is a real pleasure to follow the very accomplished maiden speech of the hon. Member for Louth and Horncastle (Victoria Atkins). It was a little light, lyrical relief after the Chancellor’s Budget statement. I am sure that the whole House wishes her well in following the many years of her predecessor and of her father in this House. This was a Budget that was trailed by both the...
  • Ways and Means: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — amendment of the law 8 Jul 2015

    The OBR has today revised down the growth forecast for this year. It is not 3% but 2.4%. Over the five years—which is how we should judge the Chancellor, over his term—it has been one of the weakest growth rates in any of the major economies and the weakest recovery in over 100 years.
  • Ways and Means: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — amendment of the law 8 Jul 2015

    My hon. Friend is right. If the Chancellor had not choked off Labour’s recovery, and the economy had carried on growing for five years at the rate at which it was growing under the last six months of the Labour Government, we would have had 100 billion of extra national income. That is a chunk of the national economy the size of Yorkshire taken out of what we produce as a country,...

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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
  • 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 25 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 83 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 64.15% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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.
  • 92 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on John Healey’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 977 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
Until 21 March 2015 (Updated 24 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. (Updated 5 June 2015) (Registered 30 April 2013)
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)
31 March 2015, received £106.88 for part of one month’s work. Hours: 4 hrs approx. (Registered 05 June 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 (Updated 20 November 2014). Remuneration: £10,000.p.a. (Registered 30 April 2013)
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)
Monthly articles for Municipal Journal magazine, 32 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2SS.
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)
22 April 2015, received £400 for two articles. Hours: 6 hrs approx. (Registered 05 June 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)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Wentworth and Dearne CLP
Address of donor: 58 New Meadows, Rawmarsh, Rotherham S62 7FD

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.

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 30 March 2015)
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)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Mal Ogg
Address of donor: private

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

Date of receipt: 18 August 2014

Date of acceptance: 18 August 2014

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 August 2014)
Name of donor: Analysis, Research & Communications (ARC) Ltd
Address of donor: 119 Massingberd Way, London SW17 6PQ

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

Date of receipt: 10 November 2014

Date of acceptance: 10 November 2014

Donor status: company, registration 07588122

(Registered 19 November 2014)
Name of donor: Chris Rea
Address of donor: private

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

Date of receipt: 12 November 2014

Date of acceptance: 12 November 2014

Donor status: individual

(Registered 19 November 2014)
Name of donor: Michael Foster
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date of receipt of donation: 8 December 2014

Date of acceptance of donation: 8 December 2014

Donor status: individual

(Registered 27 March 2015)
Name of donor: PA Consulting Services Ltd
Address of donor: 123 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SR

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: policy analysis on future local government finances, with a total value of £10,800

Date received: 24 March 2015

Date accepted: 24 March 2015

Donor status: company, registration 414220

(Registered 25 May 2015)
8. 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 to 19 May 2015 .(Updated 5 June 2015) (Registered 30 April 2013)
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. (Updated 5 June 2015) (Registered 24 February 2014)
Unremunerated Co-chair of the Advisory Board of GovernUp, a project to improve the effectiveness of government. (Registered 02 April 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. Unremunerated from 22 May 2014 (Updated 29 May 2014). (Registered 21 October 2013)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Jackie Bate, as part-time Office Manager.

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