Stephen Timms

MP, East Ham

East Ham Labour

A selection of Stephen Timms's votes

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  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
  • Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details
  • Voted strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
  • Voted strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Details

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Stephen Timms never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Young People 29 Jun 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his proposals to restrict housing benefit for 18 to 21 year olds will apply to existing claimants as well as to new claimants.
  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Tax Credit 29 Jun 2015

    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he will estimate the effect on the annual income of the (a) poorest 10 per cent, (b) poorest 20 per cent, (c) poorest 25 per cent, (d) poorest 30 per cent, (e) richest 40 per cent, (f) richest 30 per cent, (g) richest 25 per cent, (h) richest 20 per cent and (i) richest 10 per cent of households if the child element of child tax credit was...
  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Tax Credit 29 Jun 2015

    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he will estimate the number of people who would no longer receive child tax credits if the child element was reduced to its 2003-04 level in real terms.

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Labour MP for East Ham

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1994 — unknown

Also represented Newham North East


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Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • Cabinet Office
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Universal Credit
  • Work Programme
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Employment Schemes

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (8 Oct 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Digital Britain) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Shadow Financial Secretary (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Digital Britain) (also HM Treasury) (6 Aug 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee) (12 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Financial Secretary (HM Treasury) (also in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Employment and Welfare Reform) (25 Jan 2008 to 5 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (Competitiveness) (2 Jul 2007 to 25 Jan 2008)
  • The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (18 Oct 2004 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (30 Sep 2004 to 10 May 2005)
  • Minister of State (e-Commerce & Competitiveness) (29 May 2002 to 9 Sep 2004)
  • Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Schools) (11 Jun 2001 to 28 May 2002)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (3 Nov 1999 to 11 May 2001)
  • The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (29 Jul 1999 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State (Department of Social Security) (1 Jan 1999 to 29 Jul 1999)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Social Security) (28 Jul 1998 to 30 Dec 1999)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (15 Jan 1996 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (27 Jun 1994 to 21 Mar 1997)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 46 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 546 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 72.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 23 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 138 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Stephen Timms’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1161 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
4 April 2014, received £85 from Church Times, 3rd floor, Invicta House, 108-114 Golden Lane, London EC1Y 0TG, for an article published on 14 February 2014. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 15 April 2014)
4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: East Ham Constituency Labour Party
(a) Address of donor: c/o 2 Hartley Avenue, East Ham, London E6 1NT
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £8,000 raised at a fund raising dinner towards my re-election (which includes no registrable donation).
(a) Donor status: unincorporated association
(a) (Registered 15 April 2014)
(a) Name of donor: U Can Fly Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 3rd Floor, Walbrook Building, 195 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SG
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: a holiday for two to Sri Lanka, donated as an auction prize, valued at £2,000 and for which no registrable donations were received.
(a) Donor status: company, registration 06194960
(a) (Registered 8 October 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: 44 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2NR
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £720
Destination of visit: Berlin
Date of visit: 23-24 June 2014
Purpose of visit: to find out about publicly funded research and innovation institutions in Germany.
(Registered 23 July 2014)

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