Stephen Timms

MP, East Ham

East Ham Labour

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How Stephen Timms voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local government Source
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Stephen Timms hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Labour MP for East Ham

Entered House of Commons on 9 June 1994 — unknown

Also represented Newham North East


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Topics of interest

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

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 (23 Mar 2010 to 11 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (10 Aug 2009 to 23 Mar 2010)
  • Member, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee) (13 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Financial Secretary, HM Treasury (6 Oct 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (Employment and Welfare Reform), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (25 Jan 2008 to 29 Jan 2008)
  • Minister of State (Employment and Welfare Reform), Department for Work and Pensions (25 Jan 2008 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State (Competitiveness), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (13 Jul 2007 to 25 Jan 2008)
  • Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (28 Jun 2007 to 13 Jul 2007)
  • Chief Secretary, HM Treasury (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister for pensions, Department for Work and Pensions (11 May 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (19 Oct 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Financial Secretary, HM Treasury (10 Sep 2004 to 11 May 2005)
  • Minister of State (e-Commerce & Competitiveness), Department of Trade and Industry (29 May 2002 to 10 Sep 2004)
  • Minister of State (School Standards), Department for Education and Skills (11 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
  • Financial Secretary, HM Treasury (28 Jul 1999 to 11 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State, Department of Social Security (4 Jan 1999 to 28 Jul 1999)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Social Security (28 Jul 1998 to 4 Jan 1999)

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  • Has spoken in 38 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 610 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 74.08% 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.
  • 147 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Stephen Timms’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1126 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Nov 2014.

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
Name of donor: Mohamed Farid Khamis Association for Society Development
Address of donor: Mahmoud Rezk St. Bldg. No. 1, Square 1112, Sheraton Area, Cairo, Egypt
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £3,000
Destination of visit: Cairo, Egypt
Date of visit: 31 January to 3 February 2014
Purpose of visit: to meet government ministers, religious leaders and representatives of civil society in Egypt
(Registered 6 February 2014)
Name of donor: Tearfund
Address of donor: 100 Church Rd, Teddington. London TW11 8QE
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights and visa £891.91, accommodation and food £120, minivan hire £15, total £1026.91
Destination of visit: Dinajpur and Dhaka, Bangladesh
Date of visit: 20-23 February 2014
Purpose of visit: educational visit to see Tearfund’s Church and Community Mobilisation and Disaster Risk Reduction work.
(Registered 13 March 2014)
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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