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 strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
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Jim Sheridan occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 10 Sep 2014

    Contrary to what has been said by the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire (Pete Wishart), this campaign has been fraught by fear and intimidation. It is somewhat ironic that the majority of the Scottish separatists have turned out for today’s Question Time, given that fewer than half of them turned out for our debate on an important element of welfare reform last Friday. That...
  • Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: EU External Trade 10 Sep 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what his policy is on the investor state dispute settlement mechanism in the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement; (2) what representations he has received from his counterpart in (a) South Africa, (b) Ecuador, (c) India and (d) Indonesia on the investor state dispute mechanism in the Trans-Atlantic...
  • Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: EU External Trade 10 Sep 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) if he will take steps to ensure that DG Trade in the European Commission meets more public interest groups from the UK to discuss the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations; (2) if he will take steps to ensure that DG Trade in the European Commission meets more environmental interest groups from the...

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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
  • EU External Trade
  • EU External Trade: USA
  • Pay
  • Minimum Wage
  • Meetings

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, 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 42 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 50 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 61.02% 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.
  • 69 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Jim Sheridan’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 272 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA.
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: 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 from YouGov plc, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT:
Payment of £80, received 6 January 2014, for interview on 27 November 2013. Hours: approximately 30 mins. (Registered 6 January 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: 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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