Liam Byrne

MP, Birmingham, Hodge Hill

Birmingham, Hodge Hill Labour

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How Liam Byrne voted
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  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") 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 raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
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Liam Byrne never rebelled against their party in this parliament

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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)

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  • Has spoken in 17 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 WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 57.61% 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.
  • 118 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: 8 Dec 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments for teaching received from Oxford University Said Business School, University of Oxford, OX1 5NY:
Received £625 for teaching on 10 December 2013. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 20 January 2014)
Received £625 for teaching on 4 July 2013. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 1 December 2014)
Received £625 for teaching on 3 June 2014. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 1 December 2014)
Received £625 for teaching on 13 August 2014. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 1 December 2014)
Received £625 for teaching on 17 September 2014. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 1 December 2014)
Received £625 for teaching on 5 November 2014. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 1 December 2014)
Payments from the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society Ltd, Writers’ House, 13 Haydon St, London EC3N 1DB, for licencing fees:
Received £114.44. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 1 December 2014)
6. Overseas visits
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 8 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 8 December 2014)

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