Kerry McCarthy

MP, Bristol East

Bristol East Labour

Kerry McCarthy’s voting in Parliament

Kerry McCarthy is a Labour MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a selection of Kerry McCarthy’s votes.

  • Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Almost always voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Kerry McCarthy’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Kerry McCarthy’s full vote analysis page for more.

Kerry McCarthy occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Tamils Rights: Sri Lanka — [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] 15 Sep 2015

    It is a pleasure, as ever, to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Brady. I congratulate the hon. Member for Kingston and Surbiton (James Berry) on securing this afternoon’s debate. As he says, there has been cross-party work on the issue, and I hope that it continues. I will try to keep my remarks brief, because while it is always important to hear what the Minister has to say, I...
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Andy Hall 14 Sep 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the reasons for which Andy Hall is being prosecuted in Thailand.
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Andy Hall 14 Sep 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of the effect on (a) due process and independence of the judiciary and (b) freedom of expression and labour standards in Thailand of the decision by the Thailand Attorney General to appeal against the court dismissal of the charges against Andy Hall.

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Labour MP for Bristol East

Entered the 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 Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (since 14 Sep 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (7 Oct 2011 to 14 Sep 2015)
  • 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 (HM Treasury) (10 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, South West Regional Select Committee (3 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Douglas Alexander, Secretary of State), Department for International Development (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Jan 2009)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Rosie Winterton, Minister of State), Department of Health (11 Jun 2007 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 4 Jun 2007)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 92 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 130 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 75.34% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 47 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.
  • 170 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Kerry McCarthy’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 440 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Sep 2015.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Musicians' Union
Address of donor: 60-62 Clapham Road, London SW9 0JJ.

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 12 May 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Christian Aid
Address of donor: Christian Aid, 35 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7RL

Amount of donation (or estimate of probable value) : travel, accommodation, meals etc with a total value of £1,011.18

Destination of visit: El Salvador

Date of visit: 6-11 September 2014

Purpose of visit: To visit communities in El Salvador directly affected by climate change, to meet Parliamentarians, officials and a Government Minister working on the issue, and to meet other Christian Aid partner organisations.

(Registered 17 September 2014)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Part-share of house in Luton: (i)

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