Tom Blenkinsop

MP, Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland Labour

Tom Blenkinsop’s voting in Parliament

Tom Blenkinsop 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 Tom Blenkinsop’s votes.

  • Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Consistently voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes

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Tom Blenkinsop sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • UK Steel Industry 15 Jul 2015

    Thank you, Mr Chope. I really appreciate it. I thank the Minister for her very positive and warm words about the industry. In the short period of time that she has been in situ, she has demonstrated that she is a far better Minister with responsibility for steel than her predecessor. With her support and advocacy within the chambers of Whitehall, we can get even more positive results. I will...
  • UK Steel Industry 15 Jul 2015

    I beg to move, That this House has considered the future of the UK steel industry. I am grateful for the opportunity to introduce this important debate, and I am grateful to hon. Members for attending. I welcome the Minister to her new role. She has already surpassed her predecessor, the right hon. Member for West Suffolk (Matthew Hancock), by attending this debate. She should not worry...
  • UK Steel Industry 15 Jul 2015

    My hon. Friend makes an excellent point, which both the APPG and EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, have been making for some time. I hope the Minister will respond on that. Compared with the same period last year, some products are registering truly staggering increases in imports of between 1,000% and 3,000%. The primary cause of those increases is the slowdown in Chinese...

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Labour MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Education
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Fire Services
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Regional Planning and Development
  • Public Sector: Mutual Societies
  • National Insurance Contributions

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee of Selection (9 May 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (7 Oct 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (4 Jul 2011 to 14 Nov 2011)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (22 Nov 2010 to 7 Nov 2011)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 23 Jan 2012)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 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: Community Union
Address of donor: 465c Caledonian Road, Holloway, London N7 9GX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 13 February 2015)
Name of donor: Fire Brigades Union
Address of donor: Bradley House, 68 Coombe Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, KT2 7AE

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 19 May 2015)
Name of donor: Communication Workers Union
Address of donor: York and District Amal Branch, 6 Concept Court, Kettlestring Lane, Clifton Moor, York, YO30 4XF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 19 May 2015)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Community - The Union for Life
Address of donor: 465c Caledonian Road, London N7 9GX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: travel, 2 night's accommodation and meals while attending Community Annual Conference in Glasgow, from 29 June - 1 July 2015; total value £439.20

Date received: 29 June- 1 July 2015

Date accepted: 29 June 2015

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 20 July 2015)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
My wife and I jointly have shares in Balmoral Terrace (Saltburn by the Sea) Management Company Limited, which manages and maintains the building in which I lived. I was also an unremunerated director of the company; until December 2014 (Updated 13 February 2015). (Registered 03 September 2012)
10. Family members engaged in lobbying the public sector on behalf of a third party or client
My brother, Joseph Blenkinsop is employed by Bell Pottinger as an Account Manager. (Registered 19 May 2015)

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