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 fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
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Tom Watson occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Billing 3 Sep 2014

    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the value is of duplicate supplier payments identified by his Department since 2010; and what proportion of such payments have since been recovered in each of the last two financial years.
  • Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Billing 3 Sep 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the value is of duplicate supplier payments identified by his Department since 2010; and what proportion of such payments have since been recovered in each of the last two financial years.
  • Written Answers — Defence: Billing 1 Sep 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the value is of duplicate supplier payments identified by his Department since 2010; and what proportion of such payments have since been recovered in each of the last two financial years.

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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 17 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 289 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 49.32% 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.
  • 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") 180 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 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 £22,385 from the Story Mining and Supply Co, LLC for a film rights option. Address of payer: 3000 Alpine Road, Suite 100, Menlo Park CA 94028. No additional hours. (Registered 24 June 2013)
Received £1,285.84 from Penguin Books for rights in the USA and Canada. No additional hours. (Registered 24 June 2013)
Received £749.19 from Penguin Books for rights in the USA and Canada. No additional hours. (Registered 5 September 2013)
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 29 August 2013. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated to local party. (Registered 17 September 2013)
Received payment of £75 for completing survey on 15 November 2013. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 29 November 2013)
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)
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)
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Name of donor: Reprieve
(b) Address of donor: PO Box 72054, London EC3P 3BZ
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Reprieve provide support for a researcher for the APPG on Drones, of which I am the Chair. Estimated value for 6 months from 22 April 2013; £12,480
(b) Date of receipt: 17 April 2013
(b) Date of acceptance: 22 April 2013
(b) Donor status: registered charity
(b) (Registered 10 May 2013)
(b) Name of donor: Avvaaz Foundation
(b) Address of donor: 857 Broadway, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10003
(b) Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £6,212 for flights; £1,242.50 for hotels and £621 for taxis and other expenses; £8,076 in total
(b) Destination of visit: Australia
(b) Date of visit: 22-29 August 2013
(b) Purpose of visit: To promote and discuss healthy media
(b) (Registered 30 October 2013)
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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