Jim Sheridan

Paisley and Renfrewshire North Labour

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How Jim Sheridan voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails

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Jim Sheridan occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Charter for Budget Responsibility 26 Mar 2014

    If my hon. Friend the Member for Hackney North and Stoke Newington (Ms Abbott) did nothing else in her contribution, she exposed the behaviour of the Government during this debate, reminding us that this is about people. The experience today shows that the Tories are at their happiest and their loudest when they are attacking the poor and the vulnerable. I was reminded that the reason I came...
  • Amendment of the Law 25 Mar 2014

    The Budget was trailed as being “for the makers, the doers and the savers.” I say “trailed” because this Budget was simply a campaign tour for the Tories, telling us about what their core voters want and what they think ordinary working people want. It hid the truth about those whom it really helped. It certainly did not help the makers or the doers and it failed to...
  • Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pensions: Financial Assistance Scheme 10 Mar 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the extent to which the commitment to 90 per cent of expected pension entitlement for those involved in the Financial Assistance Scheme has been reached.

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Labour MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North


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Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Scotland
  • Pay
  • Minimum Wage
  • Meetings
  • Syria
  • Gas Masks

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (13 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, International Development Committee (20 Nov 2007 to 10 Mar 2009)
  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (20 Dec 2005 to 27 Nov 2008)
  • PPS (Team PPS), Ministry of Defence (before 10 Nov 2005 to 14 Aug 2006)
  • Member, Broadcasting Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Information Committee (to 14 Dec 2004)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 48 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 95 written questions in the last year — well 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 61.82% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 270 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA.
Payment of £75, received 3 April 2013, for interview on 22 February 2013. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 3 April 2013)
Payment of £75, received 22 May 2013, for interview on 13 May 2013. Hours: 35 mins. (Registered 22 May 2013)
Payment of £75, received 9 September 2013, for interview on 17 July 2013. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 9 September 2013)
Payment of £75, received 18 November 2013, for interview on 31 October 2013. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 18 November 2013)
Payment of £75, received 17 January 2014, for interview on 2 December 2013. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 17 January 2014)
Payment of £75, received 10 March 2014, for interview on 16 February 2014. Hours: 46 mins. (Registered 10 March 2014)
Payment from YouGov plc, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT:
Payment of £80, received 6 January 2014, for interview on 27 November 2013. Hours: 27 mins. (Registered 6 January 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: European Azerbaijan Society
Address of donor: 2 Queen Anne’s Gate, London SW1H 9AA
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): costs of visit; £3,100
Destination of visit: Baku, Azerbaijan
Date of visit: 26-29 March 2013
Purpose of visit: to meet with local trade unionists to discuss issues of mutual concern. The trip also included a visit to the British War Memorial, meetings with local MPs and a visit to a BP facility where workers’ terms were discussed.
(Registered 14 May 2013)
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: Unite House, 128 Theobald’s road, London WC1X 8TN
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): costs of visit; £2,704.24
Destination of visit: Toronto, Canada
Date of visit: 19-22 May 2013
Purpose of visit: to participate in a conference with trade unionists from the United States, Canada and Ireland under the banner of Workers Uniting.
(Registered 3 June 2013)
Name of donor: Hong Kong Government
Address of donor: c/o Economic and Trade Office, 6 Grafton Street, London W1S 4EQ
Amount of donation: Flights with a value of £7,500; hotel costs with a value of £1,500 and hotel services allowance of £250, making a total of £9,250
Destination of visit: Hong Kong
Date of visit: 16 February 2013 to 21 February 2013
Purpose of visit: As part of All-Party China Group, to exchange views with senior representatives from Hong Kong Government and civil society.
(Registered 11 July 2013)

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