Liam Byrne

MP, Birmingham, Hodge Hill

Birmingham, Hodge Hill Labour

Liam Byrne’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Liam Byrne sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Liam Byrne generally voted for a transparent Parliament, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Liam Byrne never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Petitions: Muslim burial services in Birmingham 16 Sep 2015

    I rise to present a petition on behalf of my constituents who are receiving second-class burial services. They often have to wait days on end for the bodies of their loved ones to be released. I particularly thank the Zia Ul Quran Mosque in St Saviours Road, as well as Councillors Ansar Ali Khan, Mohammed Idrees and Mariam Khan, along with Mohammed Rasib, for helping me to collect more than...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: EU Membership: Business and Universities 15 Sep 2015

    May I stiffen the Minister’s answers? The truth is that British universities win more research grants from the European Research Council than any other country in Europe. Well over 1 billion flowed in last year from Europe into the British science base, which is more than any other country received. The European Union and our membership of it is mission critical to our success and...
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: New Businesses: Government Assistance 15 Sep 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many start-up loans the Government has made to young people under the age of (a) 25 and (b) 30 in each year since the commencement of the start-up loan scheme; what the current default rate is on such loans; and what estimate he has made of how many more such loans will be made over the next five years.

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Labour MP for Birmingham, Hodge Hill

Entered the House of Commons on 15 July 2004 — Byelection


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Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Department for Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Home Department
  • Universal Credit
  • Students: Loans
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Work Programme
  • Housing Benefit

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (7 Oct 2013 to 12 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (20 Jan 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (8 Oct 2010 to 20 Jan 2011)
  • Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (6 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (3 Oct 2008 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • Minister of State (HM Treasury) (also in the Home Office) (25 Jan 2008 to 3 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands) (29 Jun 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) (Borders and Immigration) (28 Jun 2007 to 3 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) (Immigration and Asylum) (9 May 2007 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) (Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality) (22 May 2006 to 8 May 2007)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) (5 May 2006 to 22 May 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (Care Services) (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (22 Feb 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 14 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 62 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 56.16% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 30 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.
  • 104 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Liam Byrne’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 538 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Sep 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments for teaching received from Oxford University Said Business School, University of Oxford, OX1 5NY:
Received £625 for teaching on 4 July 2013. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 01 December 2014)
Received £625 for teaching on 3 June 2014. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 01 December 2014)
Received £625 for teaching on 13 August 2014. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 01 December 2014)
Received £625 for teaching on 17 September 2014. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 01 December 2014)
Received £625 for teaching on 5 November 2014. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 01 December 2014)
Received £1,250 for teaching on 23 April 2014. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 06 March 2015)
Payments from the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society Ltd, Writers’ House, 13 Haydon St, London EC3N 1DB, for licencing fees:
Received £114 for 2012-13. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 06 March 2015)
Received £130 for 2013-14. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 06 March 2015)
Received £204.53, total to date for 2014-15. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 06 March 2015)
Payments from Head of Zeus, Clerkenwell House, 45-47 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0HT, received via Capel and Land, 29 Wardour St, London W1D 6PS:
18 August 2015, advance of £1,804 for a book. Hours: approx. 20 hrs. (Registered 25 September 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Address of donor: 44 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2NR

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel and accommodation at a value of £720

Destination of visit: Berlin

Date of visit: 23-24 June 2014

Purpose of visit: to find out about publicly funded research and innovation institutions in Germany.

(Registered 08 December 2014)
Name of donor: (1) UK China Forum Ltd, a not for profit company established by the Great Britain China Centre for the purpose of promoting UK-China dialogues, from sponsorship by HSBC and Prudential (2) All China Youth Federation
Address of donor: (1) 15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PS (2) 10, Qianmen Dong Dajie, Beijing, 100051, People’s Republic of China

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) £1,200.21 for air ticket and visa (2) three night’s bed and breakfast in hotels in Beijing and Chongqing at an estimated cost of £80 per night (£240); total £1,440.21

Destination of visit: Beijing and Chongqing, China

Date of visit: 22-15 July 2014

Purpose of visit: to attend the 2014 UK-China Young Leaders Roundtable, organised by the Great Britain China Centre, UK China Forum Ltd and All-China Youth Federation to discuss building UK-China partnership for reform and innovation.

(Registered 08 December 2014)
Name of donor: Medical Aid for Palestinians
Address of donor: Medical Aid for Palestinians, 33a Islington Park Street, London N1 1QB

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): costs of flights, accommodation and transport; total £1,100

Date of visit: 16-18 January 2015

Destination: West Bank and Israel

Purpose of visit: Fact finding visit to the West Bank organised by the Council for Arab-British Understanding and Medical Aid for Palestinians.

(Registered 20 February 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Sarah Harnett, as part-time Office Manager.

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