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 a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes

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

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House (Private Members’ Bills): Budget for Community Pharmacies 24 May 2016

    I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. Like him, I have visited several pharmacies in my constituency. They make the point that we are short of GPs and that, in that environment, it makes no sense to cut a service that can provide the support necessary to make up for the challenging circumstances that GPs face. Pharmacists can often provide advice and support to those who...
  • Bis Sheffield/Government Departments Outside London 9 May 2016

    I join Members in paying tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield Central (Paul Blomfield) and the other Members who secured this important debate. We have had a good debate, and I am pleased to see the Secretary of State and the Minister of State in their places to listen to the advice they have been given, by Members from all parties, about what needs to be done. I sincerely hope...

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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 69 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 — 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 69.89% 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") 256 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 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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