Liam Byrne

MP, Birmingham, Hodge Hill

Birmingham, Hodge Hill Labour

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How Liam Byrne voted
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  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
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Liam Byrne never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprenticeships 11 Sep 2014

    It is very bad news that the number of apprentices under the age of 19 is falling and that the number of apprentices who go on to study degree-level skills is just 2% and rising at a very slow pace. The Opposition are clear that our priority for expanding university level education is for technical degrees so that more apprentices can earn while they learn up to degree-level skills. May I ask...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Access to Higher Education 11 Sep 2014

    I welcome the Minister to his post, and as he rightly acknowledged, he has some big shoes to fill—I, too, pay tribute to his predecessor, the right hon. Member for Havant (Mr Willetts), and the extraordinary work he undertook. I am surprised, however, that he did not leave the new Minister a briefing on the disaster of the student loans system and the 50 billion to 100...
  • Adult Learning — [John Robertson in the Chair] 3 Sep 2014

    May I draw the Minister back to the future, rather than to the past? In the autumn statement last year, the Chancellor talked about one of the most important adult qualifications available in this country, which is degree places. He said that degree places would be uncapped and he set out, conservatively, the cost of about 1.9 billion, which was to be financed by selling off student...

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Labour MP for Birmingham, Hodge Hill

Entered House of Commons on 15 July 2004 — Byelection


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Topics of interest

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

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)
  • Chief Secretary, HM Treasury (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Minister of State, Cabinet Office (7 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • Minister of State (the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster), Cabinet Office (6 Oct 2008 to 7 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State (Borders and Immigration; Minister for the West Midlands; (also in HM Treasury)), HM Treasury (25 Jan 2008 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State (Borders and Immigration; Minister for the West Midlands; (also in HM Treasury)), Home Office (25 Jan 2008 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State (Borders and Immigration; Minister for the West Midlands), Home Office (1 Aug 2007 to 25 Jan 2008)
  • Minister of State, Home Office (28 Jun 2007 to 1 Aug 2007)
  • Minister of State (Immigration and Asylum), Home Office (9 May 2007 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State (Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality), Home Office (23 May 2006 to 9 May 2007)
  • Minister of State, Home Office (8 May 2006 to 23 May 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health (11 May 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (22 Feb 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 140 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 56.98% 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.
  • 117 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Liam Byrne’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 522 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from Capel and Land Literary Agents Ltd. Address: 29 Wardour St, London W1D 6PS:
25 July 2013, received £549.88 as serialisation fee from Guardian News & Media Ltd, 90 York Way, London N1P 2AP. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 2 October 2013)
12 September 2013, received £1,804 in commissioning fees. Hours: 20 hrs. (Registered 2 October 2013)
Payments for teaching received from Oxford University Said Business School, University of Oxford, OX1 5NY:
Received £712 on 17 July 2013 for teaching on 29 May 2013. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 24 July 2013)
Received £625 on 21 August 2013 for teaching. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 2 October 2013)
Received £681 on 4 September 2013 for teaching. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 2 October 2013)
Received £625 for teaching on 10 December 2013. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 20 January 2014)

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