Tom Watson

MP, West Bromwich East

West Bromwich East Labour

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How Tom Watson voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT Source
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Tom Watson occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan 8 Dec 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2014 to Question 209575, whether the Government has had any discussions with the administration of the US on future basing of UK Reapers in Afghanistan in connection with Operation Resolute Support 2015.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: NATO Response Force 5 Dec 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the written Answer of 17 November 2014 to Question 213740, whether the NATO MQ9 Users Group will be available for use as part of the NATO rapid reaction force.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Middle East 5 Dec 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any personnel from Reaper Squadron 39 have been deployed to (a) Al Udeid air base, Qatar, (b) Al Minhad airbase, United Arab Emirates and (c) Al Musannah airbase, Oman.

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Labour MP for West Bromwich East

Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Defence
  • Education
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Unmanned Air Vehicles
  • Departmental Internet
  • Departmental Official Cars
  • Demos
  • Departmental Theft

Other offices held in the past

  • Deputy Chair, Labour Party (7 Oct 2011 to 4 Jul 2013)
  • Labour Party Deputy Chair; Campaign Co-ordinator (7 Oct 2011 to 4 Jul 2013)
  • Member, Culture, Media & Sport Committee (10 Aug 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (25 Jan 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • Assistant Whip (funded by HM Treasury) (28 Jun 2007 to 29 Jan 2008)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Veterans), Ministry of Defence (6 Jun 2006 to 7 Sep 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence (8 May 2006 to 6 Jun 2006)
  • Government Whip (technically a Lords Commissioner, HM Treasury) (11 May 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • Assistant Whip (funded by HM Treasury) (10 Sep 2004 to 11 May 2005)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo, Paymaster General), HM Treasury (to 2 Nov 2004)

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  • Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 201 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 WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 49.02% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 16 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
  • 117 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Tom Watson’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 180 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments relating to the publication of a book I have co-authored, for which I have a contract with Penguin Books, 80 The Strand, London WC2R 0RL. (Registered 14 May 2012)
Received commission of £115.01 on sales of this book via my blog and Twitter feed, for the period 5 January 2013 to 5 January 2014. No additional hours. (Registered 8 January 2014)
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing opinion surveys:
Received payment of £75 for completing survey on 3 March 2014. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated to local party. (Registered 17 March 2014)
Received payment of £75 for completing survey on 30 April 2014. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated to local party. (Registered 6 May 2014)
Received payment of £75 for completing survey on 12 June 2014. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated to local party. (Registered 13 June 2014)
Received payment of £75 for completing survey on 23 August. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated to local party. (Registered 2 September 2014)
Received payment of £75 for completing survey on 2 October 2014. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated to local party. (Registered 2 October 2014)
Received payment of £75 for completing survey on 20 November 2014. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated to local party. (Registered 8 December 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 10 April 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Derek Webb
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: sponsorship of constituency party dinner, £2,500
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 7 October 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Bond Wolfe Assets Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 2 Water Court, Water Street, Birmingham B3 1HP
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: sponsorship of constituency party dinner, £2,500
(a) Donor status: company, registration 03977398
(a) (Registered 7 October 2014)
(a) Name of donor: David Manners Group Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 991 Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury, Birmingham B69 4RJ
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: sponsorship of constituency party dinner, £2,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration 03110417
(a) (Registered 7 October 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Derek Webb
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 following the fundraising dinner sponsored by the donations registered on 7 October 2014
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 28 October 2014)
(a) Name of donor: West Bromwich East Labour Party
(a) Address of donor: Terry Duffy House, Thomas Street, West Bromwich B70 6NT
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: fundraising dinner on 23 October 2014, sponsored by the donations registered on 7 October 2014 and at which £12,011 was raised, including the donation registered on 28 October 2014
(a) Donor status: unincorporated association
(a) (Registered 18 November 2014)
11. Miscellaneous
In addition to the donations listed above, support for staff costs and other expenses incurred as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Drones is received from registered donations made to the All-Party Parliamentary Group. (Registered 24 June 2013)
From 5 December 2013, Honorary President of the Goulash Co-operative Limited, 2 Coombe Warren, Brinklow Road, Coventry CV3 2AB (registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965), in which I hold one share. Expected commitment of 2-3 hours per month for which I receive no remuneration. (Registered 20 December 2013;updated 6 January 2014)

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