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 removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits 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 7 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 20 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 46.49% 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: 13 Oct 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from BSkyB, Grant Way, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 5QD for press previews:
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)
Payment of £150 received for press preview on 27 April 2014. Hours: 3 hrs plus 2 hrs’ travel; 5 hrs in total. (Registered 9 June 2014)
Payment of £300 received for two press previews on 8 and 22 June 2014. Hours: 3 hrs plus 2 hrs’ travel on each occasion; 10 hrs in total. (Registered 21 July 2014)
Payment of £300 received for two press previews on 14 and 24 July 2014. Hours: 3 hrs plus 2 hrs’ travel on each occasion; 10 hrs in total. (Registered 29 August 2014)
Payment of £150 received for press preview on 31 August 2014. Hours: 3 hrs plus 2 hrs’ travel; 5hrs in total. (Registered 29 September 2014)
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)
December 2013, received £2,500. The payment is unrelated to hours worked. Hours: 15 hrs approx. (Registered 14 January 2014; updated 14 July 2014)
July 2014, received £2,500. The payment is unrelated to hours worked. Hours: 15 hrs approx. (Registered 14 July 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 £6,000 for coaching and mentoring. Hours: 15 hrs including travel, between March and July 2014. (Registered 21 July 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)
May 2014, received from Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Ku'damm Karree, Kurfürstendamm 207-208, Berlin D-10719, payment of £1,214, plus flights, for keynote speech and participation in annual Cultural Diplomacy conference in Berlin, December 2013. Hours: 2 days at conference plus 8 hrs preparation and 8 hrs travel; approx. 4 days in total. (Registered 4 June 2014)
Received from the Harvard School of Public Health, 651 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, fees for my role as expert adviser on Ministerial Leadership in Health programme for Ministers of Finance:
Received fee of £2,448 for my role as expert adviser on programme which took place in Cambridge, MA from 5 to 9 April 2014. Harvard also paid for my return air fare and accommodation. Hours: 5 days plus 3 days’ preparation. (Registered 13 June 2014; updated 7 July 2014)
Received fee of £2,798 for my role as expert adviser on programme which took place in Cambridge, MA from 1 to 6 June 2014. Harvard also paid for my return air fare and accommodation. Hours: 5 days plus 3 days’ preparation. (Registered 1 July 2014)
Professor of Practice at London School of Economics with effect from 1 September 2014. The position will include teaching with LSE Cities programmes and with the Department of Government. Payment at 0.2FTE rate: £20 000 per annum. (Registered 1 September 2014)
August 2014, received £3,738.26 for a speech to the EY Global leadership conference on 30 June 2014. Address: 1, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EU. Hours: 6 hrs, including preparation and travel. (Registered 24 September 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)
Address of donor: Houghton St, London WC2A 2AE
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights with a value of £5,695.35 and accommodation for 3 nights with estimated costs of £750; £6,445.35 in total
Destination of visit: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date of visit: 22 to 26 October 2013
Purpose of visit: To attend and speak at Urban Age City Transformations conference
(Registered 2 July 2014)
Name of donor: Emirates Airlines via Streamline Marketing Group
Address of donor: Emirates Group HQ, PO Box 686, Dubai; Streamline Marketing Group, Grosvenor Business Tower, 10th Floor, Office 1005, TECOM, PO Box 62440, Dubai, UAE
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights costing £2,492 and accommodation in Dubai costing approx. £523; £3,015 in total
Destination of visit: Mumbai and Dubai
Date of visit: 29 November 2013 to 5 December 2013
Purpose of visit: To attend Magic Bus Global Council Meeting in Mumbai and Emerging Host Cities conference in Dubai
(Registered 2 July 2014)
Name of donor: (1) Magic Bus UK ;(2) Magic Bus India; (3) British Airways
Address of donor: (1) 32-36 Loman St, London SE1 0EH; (2) Todi Estate Rn 5, A Wing, 2nd floor, Sun Mills Compound Lower Parel (W), Mumbai, India 400 013; (3) Community Investment, Australasia House, Waterside, PO Box 365, Harmondsworth, UB7 0GB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) accommodation in Bangalore estimated at £120 and airline taxes of £322.35; £442.35 in total; (2) accommodation in New Delhi estimated at £335; (3) Return flights from London to Delhi and Delhi to Bangalore with a total value estimated at £2,120
Destination of visit: New Delhi and Bangalore
Date of visit: 9 to 15 February 2014
Purpose of visit: To participate in a conference as part of my work for Magic Bus, and to volunteer on a Magic Bus project.
(Registered 4 July 2014)
Name of donor: Wave Trust
Address of donor: Cameron House, 61 Friends Road, Croydon, CR0 1ED
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights with a value of £5,251.25
Destination of visit: New York
Date of visit: 15-17 June 2014
Purpose of visit: To present petition on importance of early childhood development to adviser to Secretary General of the UN
(Registered 7 July 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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