Bill Esterson

MP, Sefton Central

Sefton Central Labour

Bill Esterson’s voting in Parliament

Bill Esterson is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a selection of Bill Esterson’s votes.

  • Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes

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Bill Esterson has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Tax Returns 3 May 2016

    The Minister has singularly failed to explain how the change will help businesses. I do not know whether she has ever produced a set of business accounts, but the Financial Secretary to the Treasury told MPs in a Westminster Hall debate in January that it would require a “a summary of income and expenses.”—[Official Report, 25 January 2016; Vol. 605, c. 36WH.] As every...
  • Hillsborough 27 Apr 2016

    I echo the comments of those who have thanked and congratulated everyone, including the Home Secretary, who campaigned for yesterday’s verdict. The 18 people from the borough of Sefton who died are commemorated on a memorial in Crosby. As we remember all 96 who died, as well as the 730 who were injured, it is important to remember too that in these 27 years many more people have died...

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Profile

Labour MP for Sefton Central

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

Topics of interest

  • Education
  • Work and Pensions
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Transport
  • Health
  • Employment Agencies
  • Work Capability Assessment
  • Public Houses
  • Teachers: Training
  • Small Businesses: Billing

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (since 18 Sep 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Treasury Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 26 Oct 2015)
  • Member, Communities and Local Government Committee (7 Nov 2011 to 25 Feb 2013)
  • Member, Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) (23 Jun 2011 to 26 Mar 2012)
  • Member, Education Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 27 Jun 2011)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 66 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Bill Esterson’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 39 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 69.47% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — below 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.
  • 90 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Bill Esterson’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 255 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Apr 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
From 21 October 2015 to 2 December 2015, I received £40 a day from Liverpool City Council, Municipal Buildings, Dale St, Liverpool L2 2DH, for my role as a foster carer (undertaken jointly with my wife). Hours: 168 hrs a week. (Registered 4 November 2015; updated 8 December 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: Unite the Union
Address of donor: Merchants Quays, Salford Quays, Salford M50 3SG

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: printing campaign literature and postage of direct mail; value £8,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 27 March 2015; updated 22 May 2015)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Signature Living
Address of donor: 93 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HF

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

Date received: 17 November 2015

Date accepted: 17 November 2015

Donor status: company, registration 08124207

(Registered 08 December 2015)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Two flats in Brompton, Kent: (i) and (ii).
House in Chatham: (i) and (ii).

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