Jim Sheridan

MP, Paisley and Renfrewshire North

Paisley and Renfrewshire North Labour

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How Jim Sheridan voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted very strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
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Jim Sheridan occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Living Wage 25 Feb 2015

    What discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on practical steps to encourage employers to pay the living wage.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Living Wage 25 Feb 2015

    I thank the Minister for that response, which seems somewhat aspirational rather than ambitious. He will be aware that the Scottish Government at Holyrood refused to support the call for a living wage that was put forward by Labour in Scotland. Will he follow the example set by my local Labour-controlled Renfrewshire council, which has not only introduced a living wage, but used the...
  • Scotch Whisky Industry 12 Feb 2015

    I congratulate the hon. Member for Argyll and Bute (Mr Reid) on securing this extremely important debate. Like him, I have many constituents who work in the whisky industry and who benefit from it. I emphasise that the whisky industry is not just a Scottish industry; it is very much a UK industry, and UK workers enjoy quality jobs, permanent jobs and quality pay as a result of the whisky...

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Labour MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North

Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Also represented West Renfrewshire


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Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Human Trafficking
  • EU External Trade
  • Colombia
  • EU External Trade: USA
  • Pay

Currently held offices

  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
  • Member, Panel of Chairs

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (13 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (12 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, International Development Committee (20 Nov 2007 to 10 Mar 2009)
  • Member, International Development Committee (19 Nov 2007 to 9 Mar 2009)
  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (20 Dec 2005 to 27 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (19 Dec 2005 to 9 May 2006)
  • PPS (Team PPS), Ministry of Defence (before 10 Nov 2005 to 14 Aug 2006)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Information Committee (to 14 Dec 2004)
  • Member, Broadcasting Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (10 Sep 2003 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Broadcasting (1 Jun 2003 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Member, Information (C) (19 Nov 2001 to 13 Dec 2004)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 24 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 48 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 60.99% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 22 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.
  • 78 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Jim Sheridan’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 277 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Feb 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA.
Payment of £75, received 10 March 2014, for interview on 16 February 2014. Hours: approximately 45 mins. (Registered 10 March 2014)
Payment of £75, received 28 April 2014, for interview on 5 March 2014. Hours: approximately 30 mins. (Registered 29 April 2014)
Payment of £75, received 9 June 2014, for interview on 13 May 2014. Hours: 50 mins. (Registered 9 June 2014)
Payment of £75, received 31 July 2014, for interview on 17 June 2014. Hours: 50 mins. (Registered 31 July 2014)
Payment of £75, received 2 October 2014, for interview on 24 July 2014. Hours: 36 mins. (Registered 2 October 2014)
Payment of £75, received 28 November 2014, for interview on 17 October 2014. Hours: 27 mins. (Registered 1 December 2014)
Payment from YouGov plc, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT:
Payment of £80, received 9 June 2014, for interview on 13 May 2013. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 9 June 2014)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 70-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY:
Payment of £200, received 23 September 2014 for interview on 1 July 2014. Hours: 1 hr 10 mins. (Registered 24 September 2014)
4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Unite the Union
(a) Address of donor: Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) Donor status: trade union
(a) (Registered 19 May 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Farm Labor Organising Committee, AFL-CIO
Address of donor: 4354 US Hwy. 117 Alt. S, Dudley, North Carolina, USA
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £2,735.87
Destination of visit: Durham, North Carolina, USA
Date of visit: 25-30 July 2014
Purpose of visit: to meet with tobacco workers and American trade union officials to discuss issues of mutual interest with regards to UK based companies supply chains.
(Registered 2 September 2014)

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