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.

However, Tom Watson sometimes differs from their party collegues, such as:

  • 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

We have lots more plain English analysis of Tom Watson’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Tom Watson’s full vote analysis page for more.

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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 6 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 123 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 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.
  • 111 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: 13 Jul 2015.


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