A selection of Liam Byrne's votes
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Voted strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Details
Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
Voted strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Details
Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Details
Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
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Liam Byrne never rebelled against their party in this parliament
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to prevent employers exploiting apprentices by (a) breaking their contract in Level 2 and Level 3 courses of study, (b) treating the Level 3 study as a new contract, (c) failing to maintain pay at the basic apprenticeship national minimum wage and (d) failing to progress the apprentice's wage...
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many second year apprentices aged 19 are earning the national minimum wage in the most recent period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
Our universities are critical to the strength of our science base, but following the tripling of tuition fees in the last Parliament, four out of five students no longer think that their courses are value for money. The Minister’s predecessor said that he saw no case for raising tuition fees in this Parliament. What does the Minister think? Will tuition fees go up in this Parliament? A...
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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
- 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 30 Mar 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 17 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 41 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 62.16% 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 536 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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