Kerry McCarthy

MP, Bristol East

Bristol East Labour

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How Kerry McCarthy voted
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  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
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Kerry McCarthy hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill 12 Sep 2014

    I am delighted that the Bill has been introduced by the right hon. Member for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk (Michael Moore), and I am pleased to follow the former Secretary of State for International Development, the right hon. Member for Sutton Coldfield (Mr Mitchell). During my nine and a bit years in the House, I have had the huge privilege of visiting overseas projects to see at...
  • International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill 12 Sep 2014

    No, I do not agree with the hon. Gentleman. That point has been more than adequately answered by other Members in this debate. As I said, El Salvador is not in receipt of DFID funding, but some countries that do receive it are also at risk from climate change. In Kashmir, 460 people have died in monsoon floods and 1 million people have been displaced from their homes. Countries such as...
  • International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill 12 Sep 2014

    I know that my hon. Friend takes an interest in Mexico and Latin America as a whole. This issue affects the whole continent. Reforestation would help not only to prevent the risks that I am describing by acting as a natural barrier to flooding but to reduce carbon emissions because the forests are the lungs of the continent. I agree that more could be done not only to increase reforestation,...

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Labour MP for Bristol East

Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Work and Pensions
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Sri Lanka
  • Burma
  • Colombia
  • Departments: Sign Language
  • China

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Treasury) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Opposition Assistant Whip (Commons) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (6 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Assistant Whip (funded by HM Treasury) (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, South West Regional Select Committee (4 Mar 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Douglas Alexander, Secretary of State), Department for International Development (28 Jun 2007 to unknown)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Rosie Winterton, Minister of State), Department of Health (11 Jun 2007 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 20 Aug 2008)

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  • Has spoken in 103 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 204 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 78.97% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 31 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 163 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Kerry McCarthy’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 377 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Unite the Union
(a) Address of donor: Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) Donor status: trade union
(a) (Registered 15 April 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: (1) UK-Korea Forum for the Future; (2) The Korea Foundation
Address of donor: (1) 14 Sandgate Lane, London SW18 3JP; (2) 10th floor, Diplomatic Center, 2558 Nambusunhwanno, Seochu-gu, Seoul 137-863
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value):
(2)Flights: value £2,644; (2) Accommodation; value £999
Destination of visit: Seoul, Republic of Korea
Date of visit: 11-15 June 2013
Purpose of visit: To attend the annual meeting of the UK-Korea Forum for the Future
(Registered 16 July 2013)
Name of donor: RESULTS UK
Address of donor: Second Floor, 31-33 Bondway, London SW8 1SJ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, £658; 4 nights’ accommodation, £440; in country transport, £30; meals, £95; total cost £1,223
Destination of visit: Malawi
Date of visit: 18-22 August 2013
Purpose of visit: to examine key global health issues
(Registered 23 October 2013)
Name of donor: Government of Socialist Republic of Vietnam, with assistance from the Friends of Vietnam, an informal group of British and Vietnamese companies. Airfares paid by Vietnam airlines.
Address of donor: 1 Ton That Dam, Hanoi, Vietnam
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): air fares, accommodation and other costs with a total value of approx £4,500. Destination of visit: Vietnam
Date of visit: 2-8 November 2013
Purpose of visit: Friends of Vietnam study mission
(Registered 19 November 2013)
8. Land and Property
Part-share of house in Luton.

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