How Liam Byrne voted
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Voted strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Source
Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
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Liam Byrne never rebelled against their party in this parliament
The Institute for Fiscal Studies says that the system is going bust, the Select Committee says that the system is going bust, and the Higher Education Commission says that the system is going bust. When will the Minister get the message? Let me ask him about uncapping student numbers this year. We were promised that the ceiling would be removed from places this year, next year and the year...
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress the Government has made in its plans for the sale of the student loan book.
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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
- Innovation and Skills
- Home Department
- 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
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 151 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 57.40% 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: 24 Nov 2014.
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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)
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