Sarah Teather

Former MP, Brent Central

Brent Central Liberal Democrat

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How Sarah Teather voted
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  • Voted moderately for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Has never voted on paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
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Former Liberal Democrat MP for Brent Central

Entered House of Commons on 18 September 2003 — Byelection

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election

Also represented Brent East


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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Education and Skills
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Health
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Departmental ICT
  • Departmental Pay
  • Housing
  • Departmental Land
  • Correspondence

Currently held offices

  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 27 Jan 2014)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Protection of Charities Bill (Joint Committee) (6 Nov 2014 to 3 Feb 2015)
  • The Minister of State, Department for Education (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Minister (Housing and Planning) (8 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (20 Dec 2007 to 8 Oct 2008)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (28 Jun 2007 to 20 Dec 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Education (10 Mar 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (10 May 2005 to 10 Mar 2006)
  • Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (28 Feb 2005 to 10 May 2005)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (1 Jun 2003 to 1 Jun 2004)

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  • Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 76 written questions in the last year — 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 63.68% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 12 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.
  • 166 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 342 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
£250 honorarium from the National Justice & Peace Network, 39 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1BX, for delivering a speech during its conference in Derby, 19-20 July 2014. Hours: 6.5 hrs including preparation. (Registered 15 August 2014)
29 August 2014, £130 received from The Tablet Publishing Company Ltd, 1 King Charles Street Cloisters, Clifton Walk, London W6 0GY, for an article in the Tablet Magazine. Hours: approx. 4 hrs. (Registered 8 September 2014)
£100 received for speaking at the Spiritual Exercises Network, c/o Margaret Sheldon, 4 James Bradford Almshouses, Butlers Green Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4BD. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 8 September 2014)
£150 honorarium received from The Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, Bishop’s House, The Upper Drive, Hove BN3 6NB, for speaking at the Annual Diocesan Justice & Peace Assembly on 31 January 2015. Hours: 4 hrs including preparation. (Registered 24 February 2015)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: (1) CAFOD (2) Jesuit Refugee Service
Address of donor: (1) Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JB (2) 2 Chandler Street, London E1W 2QT
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): for me and a member of staff (1) flights £872, expenses (phone, taxis etc) £340 (2) accommodation and taxis £669; total £1,881
Destination of visit: Beirut, Lebanon
Date of visit: 23-30 September 2014
Purpose of visit: visiting support projects for Syrian refugees in Lebanon in my capacity of Chair of the APPG Refugees.
(Registered 24 October 2014)  
11. Miscellaneous
From 1 June 2015, after I stand down from Parliament, I shall be working as an International Advocacy Consultant for the Jesuit Refugee Service. (Registered 26 January 2015)

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