Liam Byrne

MP, Birmingham, Hodge Hill

Birmingham, Hodge Hill Labour

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How Liam Byrne voted
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  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails

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Liam Byrne never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Birmingham Schools 22 Jul 2014

    I, too, welcome the Secretary of State’s statement, but it is important that nobody shirks their responsibilities. Park View trust was an academy for almost two years, and chapter nine of the report paints a sorry picture of the Department’s oversight. I hope she thinks it appropriate to apologise for those failures today and that she asks Les Lawrence to do the same. I welcome...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Ukraine (Flight MH17) and Gaza 21 Jul 2014

    Everyone in this House condemns the rocket attacks, but the Israeli defence force is firing the most dangerous of weapons in the most dense of communities, and it is very clear that Secretary Kerry and Ban Ki-moon think that not enough is being done to minimise civilian casualties. Does the Prime Minister accept that analysis? What we really want to know in this House is what he will do...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions 21 Jul 2014

    The Secretary of State will know that I have worked for five months to uncover problems at Park View school. The leader of Birmingham city council has apologised for the city’s role in the historic failures. Will she apologise to my constituents for what Peter Clarke has called the “benign neglect” of Park View since it became an academy two years ago, and will she respond...

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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

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 150 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 56.82% 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.
  • 116 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Liam Byrne’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 519 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from Capel and Land Literary Agents Ltd. Address: 29 Wardour St, London W1D 6PS:
20 June 2013, received publication advance of £615, on behalf of Guardian News & Media Ltd, 90 York Way, London N1P 2AP. Hours: in excess of 100 hrs. (Registered 24 July 2013)
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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