Barry Sheerman

MP, Huddersfield

Huddersfield Labour/Co-operative

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Barry Sheerman’s voting in Parliament

Barry Sheerman is a Labour/Co-operative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour/Co-operative MPs.

However, Barry Sheerman sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Barry Sheerman generally voted against the hunting ban, while most Labour/Co-operative MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
  • Barry Sheerman generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour/Co-operative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Barry Sheerman has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Cybercrime: Young People 22 Jun 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has received representations from professionals working in criminal justice on the appropriate punishment for young people who have committed cyber crimes.
  • Tributes to Jo Cox 20 Jun 2016

    I first met Jo through my daughter Madeleine. Madeleine was working for Glenys Kinnock in Brussels and said, “I’m not worried about leaving Glenys because I’ve found this brilliant replacement called Jo Cox”, so we go back a long way. There was a little bit of friendly rivalry because my daughter went on to work for David Miliband and Jo for Gordon and Sarah Brown, but...
  • EU Membership: Economic Benefits 15 Jun 2016

    My hon. Friend is absolutely right about the bubble in Westminster. Does he not think that over these next few days every Member of this House has got to tell people in our constituencies what leaving the EU would mean for them? In Huddersfield it would mean catastrophic loss of income into our university and catastrophic impact on manufacturing industry.

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Profile

Labour/Co-operative MP for Huddersfield

Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election

Party was Labour/Co-operative until 11 Apr 2005; Labour until 30 Mar 2015

Also represented Huddersfield East

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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Education
  • Home Department
  • Transport
  • Free Schools
  • Offences against Children
  • Accountancy
  • Home Education
  • G4S

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Children, Schools and Families Committee (12 Nov 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Children, Schools and Families Committee (9 Nov 2007 to 12 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Education & Skills Committee (5 Nov 2007 to 8 Nov 2007)
  • Chair, Education & Skills Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 5 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (21 Dec 1999 to 6 May 2010)
  • Chair, Education Sub-committee (1 Dec 1999 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Education Sub-committee (30 Nov 1999 to 1 Dec 1999)
  • Shadow Spokesperson for Disabled Peoples' Rights (1 Jun 1992 to 1 Jun 1994)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (1 Jun 1988 to 1 Jun 1992)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education and Employment) (1 Jun 1983 to 1 Jun 1988)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (14 Apr 1981 to 8 Dec 1983)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jun 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Policy Connect, a not for profit company promoting UK competitiveness and parliamentary communication with industry and commerce. Address: CAN Mezzanine, 32-36 Loman Street, Southwark, SE1 0EH. Work includes chairing a diversity of meetings and advising on policymaking process. From June 2015, paid £2,200 per month until further notice. Hours: 20 hrs per month. All payments donated directly to charity. (Updated 23 July 2015)
Member of Environmental Scrutiny Board of Veolia Environmental Services (UK) plc; environmental waste management company. Address: Veolia House, 154a Pentonville Road, London, N1 9PE. Work includes attending meetings and providing advice on environmental issues.
11 August 2015, received £9,000 for work done January-December 2015. Hours: 38 hrs. (Registered 10 September 2015)
30 May 2015, payment of £500 received for a speech made on 14 May 2015 from British Coatings Federation, Riverbridge House, Guildford, Surrey KT22 9AD. Hours: 3.5 hrs. Fee donated directly to charity. (Registered 17 July 2015)
16 July 2015, £300 received from the American Institute for Foreign Study, Dilke House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7JN, for two talks. Hours: 1.5 hrs on 2 June 2015 and 2 hrs on 23 June 2015; total 3.5 hrs. Fee donated directly to charity. (Registered 31 July 2015)
From 1 August 2015, Chair of Optimised Waste Logistics Group (OWL), which is managed by CMS SupaTrak Ltd, Delta 1200, Welton Road, Swindon, SN5 7XZ. (Registered 18 May 2016; updated 27 May 2016)
27 April 2016, payment of £5000. Hours 25 hrs. Fee donated directly to Charity. (Registered 18 May 2016)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: CARE
Address of donor: 53 Romney Street, London SW1P 3RF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: services of a voluntary intern, for 4 days a week between 29 September 2014 and July 2015, who will receive a bursary of £650 per calendar month as a member of CARE’s educational Leadership Programme, total £6,500.

Date of receipt: 29 September 2014

Date of acceptance: 29 September 2014

Donor status: charity, registration 292506

(Registered 20 October 2014)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Small one-bedroom flat in London: (i).
8. Miscellaneous
Chair of Trustees, Parliamentary Advisory Committee for Transport Safety (PACTS).

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