Tessa Jowell

MP, Dulwich and West Norwood

Dulwich and West Norwood Labour

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How Tessa Jowell voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
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Tessa Jowell never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Council Tax 19 Jun 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the revenue that would be generated from additional council tax bands on higher value homes, broken down by (a) the total revenue generated UK wide, (b) the total generated in the Greater London region and (c) a breakdown for each threshold and band value (i) UK wide and (ii) in the Greater...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Property: Taxation 16 Jun 2014

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the total number of properties (a) in the UK and (b) in the Greater London region affected by a levy on a property's value of above a (i) 2 million and (ii) 5 million threshold.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 11 Jun 2014

    On Monday, I am going to the United Nations to address a number of member states and to present a cross-party petition in support of the inclusion of the right to healthy early childhood in the new, post-2015 millennium development goals. The petition has been signed by people from 170 countries around the world. May I therefore ask the Prime Minister to support, with his advocacy and the...

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Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood

Entered House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented Dulwich

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Topics of interest

  • Cabinet Office
  • Education
  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Departmental Public Bodies
  • Departmental Redundancy
  • Olympic Games 2012
  • Schools: Sports
  • Food Banks

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (20 Jan 2011 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Minister (Olympics and London) (12 May 2010 to 11 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Cabinet Office) and Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Minister of State (London), Regional Affairs (23 Mar 2010 to 11 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (London), Cabinet Office (23 Mar 2010 to 11 May 2010)
  • Minister of State, Cabinet Office (10 Jun 2009 to 23 Mar 2010)
  • Minister of State (the Olympics and Paymaster General), Cabinet Office (6 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • Minister of State (the Olympics and London (Paymaster General)), Cabinet Office (29 Jan 2008 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State, Cabinet Office (28 Jun 2007 to 29 Jan 2008)
  • Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media & Sport (8 Jun 2001 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State (the New Deal), Department for Education and Employment (11 Oct 1999 to 8 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State (Public Health), Department of Health (5 May 1997 to 11 Oct 1999)

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  • Has spoken in 8 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 21 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 46.51% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 21 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 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") 637 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from BSkyB,  Grant Way, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 5QD for press previews:
Payment of £450 received for press previews on 28 April and 8 and 14 May 2013. Hours: 2 hrs plus 2 hrs’ travel for each preview; 12 hrs in total. (Registered 4 June 2013)
Payment of £300 received for two press previews on 16 and 25 June 2013. Hours: 2 hrs plus 2 hrs’ travel on each occasion; 8 hrs in total. (Registered 21 August 2013)
Payment of £300 received for two press previews on 6 and 31 August 2013. Hours: 3 hrs plus 2 hrs’ travel on each occasion; 10 hrs in total. (Registered 30 October 2013)
Payment of £300 received for two press previews on 11 and 19 September 2013. Hours: 3 hrs plus 2 hrs’ travel on each occasion; 10 hrs in total. (Registered 30 October 2013)
Payment of £300 received for two press previews on 6 and 20 October 2013. Hours: 3 hrs plus 2 hrs’ travel on each occasion; 10 hrs in total. (Registered 27 November 2013)
Payment of £300 received for two press previews on 10 and 24 November 2013. Hours: 3 hrs plus 2 hrs’ travel on each occasion; 10 hrs in total. (Registered 21 January 2014)
Payment of £300 received for two press previews on 8 and 29 December 2013. Hours: 3 hrs plus 2 hrs’ travel on each occasion; 10 hrs in total. (Registered 21 January 2014)
Payment of £300 received for two press previews on 12 and 19 January 2014. Hours: 3 hrs plus 2 hrs’ travel on each occasion; 10 hrs in total. (Registered 17 February 2014)
Payment of £600 received for four press previews on 2 February, 2, 18 and 23 March 2014. Hours: 3 hrs plus 2 hrs’ travel on each occasion; 20 hrs in total. (Registered 11 April 2014)
Payments from BBC Contributor Payments, PO Box 480, Manchester M14 0EL:
Received £75 for appearance on Radio 4 on 24 March 2013. Hours: 2.5 hrs, including preparation and travel. (Registered 6 June 2013)
As Senior Fellow of the Institute for Government, 2 Carlton Gardens, London SW1Y 5AA, I receive an honorarium of £5,000 a year in two instalments. (Up to £5,000)
4 July 2013, received £2,500. The payment is unrelated to hours worked. Hours: 15-20 hrs. (Registered 10 July 2013)
December 2013, received £2,500. The payment is unrelated to hours worked. (Registered 14 January 2014)
Engaged as an executive mentor by Mentore Consulting LLP, 29 St James Place, London SW1A 1NR. Expected annual commitment of between 10 and 20 hours, at a rate of £1,000 per hour. (Registered 20 March 2013)
Received £4,000 in June 2013 for coaching and mentoring. Hours: 6 hrs including travel. (Registered 1 July 2013)
June 2013, received £5,000 for keynote speech to International Travel and Tourism Conference, Abu Dhabi from 3 to 6 June 2013. Travel costs and accommodation also provided. Address of payer: ITT, PO Box 217, Ware, Herts SG12 8WY.Hours: 5 days including preparation, travel and attendance. (Registered 1 July 2013; updated 22 July 2013)
Received from the Harvard School of Public Health,651 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA,  fee of £3,197 (£2,237 after US tax) for my role as expert adviser on Ministerial Leadership in Health programme for Ministers of Finance which took place in Cambridge, MA from 20 to 26 April 2013. Harvard also paid for my return air fare and accommodation. Hours: 7 days plus 2 days’ preparation. (Registered 22 July 2013)
Received from the Corporate Research Forum, One Heddon Street, London W1B 4BD, £4,000 as advance payment (one third of the agreed sum) for chairing and moderating the Forum's annual conference to be held in Berlin on 1 and 2 October 2014. Hours: fee on account so only time to date spent on being briefed about the event; about 1 hr. (Registered 21 September 2013)
Received on 3 October 2013, £285 for article for Guardian News and Media Ltd, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1P 2AP. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 7 October 2013)
Received from Speakers Corner Ltd, Unit 31 Highbury Studios, 10 Hornsey St, London N7 8EL, on behalf of the Jersey Community Relations Trust, PO Box 50, St Helier, JE 4 8PA, £4,829.50p for two speeches on 16 and 17 October 2013. Hours: 18 hrs including preparation and travel. (Registered 16 December 2013)
Received from Jeremy Lee Associates (JLA), 80 Great Portland Street, London W1W 7NW, £2,880 for delivering a speech on 23 January 2014 for ABPCO, Barn Down, 2 Pool Row, Main Street, Willersey WR12 7PJ. Hours: 6 hrs including preparation and travel. (Registered 3 March 2014)
4. Sponsorships
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
Name of donor: PriceWaterhouse Coopers LLP
Address of donor: 1 Embankment Place, London, WC2N 6RH
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Services of a research assistant (total value £54,250) shared with another MP from 10 March 2014 to 10 October 2014, to support me in my work on the global campaign on early childhood intervention and on the use of sport in international development
Date of receipt: 10 March 2014
Date of acceptance: 10 March 2014
Donor status: limited liability partnership
(Registered 9 April 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Sightsavers
Address of donor: Grosvenor Hall, Bolnore Rd, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 4BX
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights with a value of £2,141.55; accommodation and food with a value of £451.56 and vehicle hire and fuel with a value of £307.42; total £2,900.53
Destination of visit: Malawi
Date of visit: 20-26 July 2013
Purpose of visit: To see early intervention/development strategies
(Registered 10 December 2013)
Address of donor:  33a Islington Park Street, London N1 1QB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value):  travel costs, accommodation and subsistence with a value of £1,050
Destination of visit: West Bank and Israel
Date of visit: 6-9 January 2014
Purpose of visit: Fact-finding delegation organised by Council for Arab-British Understanding
(Registered 13 January 2014)
11. Miscellaneous
Name of donor: Politicshome
Address of donor: 5 The Sanctuary, London SW1P 3JS
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Since August 2010 I have received free use of Politicshome ‘pro’ service. In 2014 I received one subscription, value £228+VAT.
Date of receipt: renewed January 2014
Date of acceptance: January 2014
Donor status: company, registration 07053138
(First registered 21 March 2013; updated 17 February 2014)

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