Tom Watson

MP, West Bromwich East

West Bromwich East Labour

Tom Watson’s voting in Parliament

Tom Watson is a Labour MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

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  • Tom Watson almost always voted against requiring the mass retention of information about communications, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Tom Watson generally voted against greater regulation of gambling, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Tom Watson never rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Labour MP for West Bromwich East

Entered the 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 and Sport Committee (13 Jul 2009 to 17 Sep 2012)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office) (25 Jan 2008 to 9 Jun 2009)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (2 Jul 2007 to 25 Jan 2008)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans) (5 May 2006 to 6 Sep 2006)
  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (9 Sep 2004 to 10 May 2005)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo, Paymaster General), HM Treasury (13 May 2004 to 2 Nov 2004)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (7 Jun 2001 to 14 Jul 2003)

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  • Has spoken in 6 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 122 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 37.74% 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 — 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.
  • 112 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Tom Watson’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 181 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
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)
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing opinion surveys:
Received payment of £75 for completing survey on 23 August. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated to local party. (Registered 02 September 2014)
Received payment of £75 for completing survey on 2 October 2014. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated to local party. (Registered 02 October 2014)
Received payment of £75 for completing survey on 20 November 2014. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated to local party. (Registered 08 December 2014)
9 February 2015, received payment of £75 for completing a survey. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated to local party. (Registered 17 February 2015)
22 April 2015, received payment of £75 for completing a survey. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated to local party. (Registered 08 May 2015)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Derek Webb
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: sponsorship of constituency party dinner, £2,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 October 2014)
Name of donor: Bond Wolfe Assets Ltd
Address of donor: 2 Water Court, Water Street, Birmingham B3 1HP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: sponsorship of constituency party dinner, £2,500

Donor status: company, registration 03977398

(Registered 07 October 2014)
Name of donor: David Manners Group Ltd
Address of donor: 991 Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury, Birmingham B69 4RJ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: sponsorship of constituency party dinner, £2,000

Donor status: company, registration 03110417

(Registered 07 October 2014)
Name of donor: Derek Webb
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 28 October 2014)
Name of donor: West Bromwich East Labour Party
Address of donor: Terry Duffy House, Thomas Street, West Bromwich B70 6NT

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

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 18 November 2014)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Joanne Rowling
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000 to support my campaign for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 11 May 2015

Date accepted: 11 May 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 29 May 2015)
Name of donor: Employee Pulsecheck Ltd (trading as Karian and Box)
Address of donor: 22 Lendal, York YO1 8AA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000 to support my campaign for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 11 May 2015

Date accepted: 11 May 2015

Donor status: company, registration 06568503

(Registered 29 May 2015; updated 4 August 2015)
Name of donor: Employee Pulsecheck Ltd (trading as Karian and Box)
Address of donor: 22 Lendal, York YO1 8AA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,800 in providing design work for various materials to support my campaign for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 11 May 2015

Date accepted: 11 May 2015

Donor status: company, registration 06568503

(Registered 29 May 2015; updated 4 August 2015)
Name of donor: Organise Consulting
Address of donor: 3 Akenside Hill, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3UF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000 in staffing costs in relation to my campaign for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party, including website development

Date received: 11 May 2015

Date accepted: 11 May 2015

Donor status: company, registration 08267284

(Registered 29 May 2015)
Name of donor: Derek Webb
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £25,000 to support my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 19 June 2015

Date accepted: 19 June 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 26 June 2015)
Name of donor: Nigel Gardiner
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000 to support my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 15 June 2015

Date accepted: 15 June 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 26 June 2015)
Name of donor: Anthony Gajadharsingh
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 to support my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 22 June 2015

Date accepted: 22 June 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 26 June 2015)
Name of donor: Paramjit P Bassi CBE
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £15,000 to support my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 23 June 2015

Date accepted: 23 June 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 26 June 2015)
Name of donor: Employee Pulsecheck Ltd (trading as Karian and Box)
Address of donor: 22 Lendal, York YO1 8AA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000 in providing design work for various materials to support my campaign for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 6 June 2015

Date accepted: 6 June 2015

Donor status: company, registration 06568503

(Registered 26 June 2015; updated 4 August 2015)
Name of donor: Bond Wolfe Estates Ltd
Address of donor: 2 Water Court, Water Street, Birmingham B3 1HP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: in support of my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party, provision of office accommodation between 8 June and 12 September 2015; value £13,398.42

Date received: 8 June 2015

Date accepted: 8 June 2015

Donor status: company, registration no 4392069

(Registered 26 June 2015)
Name of donor: Trust Reservations
Address of donor: 6 Oxford Street, Hungerford RG17 8XP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: in support of my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party, provision of office accommodation between 15 June and 31 July 2015; value £6,000

Date received: 15 June 2015

Date accepted: 15 June 2015

Donor status: company, registration 03829637

(Registered 26 June 2015)
Name of donor: Unite
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: in support of my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party, use of office accommodation and phones between 15 June and 12 September 2015; value £10,500

Date received: 15 June 2015

Date accepted: 15 June 2015

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 06 July 2015)
Name of donor: Employee Pulsecheck, trading as Karian and Box
Address of donor: 22 Lendal, York YO1 8AA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: design work, value £2,600, for various materials to support my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 30 July 2015

Date accepted: 30 July 2015

Donor status: company, registration no 06568503

(Registered 31 July 2015)
Name of donor: Trust Reservations
Address of donor: 6 Oxford St, Hungerford RG17 8XP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: in support of my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party, provision of additional office accommodation between 22 July 2015 and 2 September 2015, value £2,960.40

Date received: 22 July 2015

Date accepted: 22 July 2015

Donor status: company, registration 03829637

(Registered 31 July 2015)
Name of donor: Unite
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: in support of my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party, use of office accommodation and phones between 10 July and 7 August 2015; value £2,000

Date received: 10 July 2015

Date accepted: 10 July 2015

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 31 July 2015)
Name of donor: Ian Corfield
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 to support my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 23 July 2015

Date accepted: 23 July 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 31 July 2015)
Name of donor: ASLEF
Address of donor: 77 St John St, London EC1M 4NN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: postage with a value of £2,499.75 in support of my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 31 July 2015

Date accepted: 31 July 2015

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 31 July 2015)
8. 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 (Updated 6 January 2014). Expected commitment of 2-3 hours per month for which I receive no remuneration. (Registered 20 December 2013)

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