Bill Esterson

MP, Sefton Central

Sefton Central Labour

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How Bill Esterson voted
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  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails

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Bill Esterson hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Birmingham Schools 22 Jul 2014

    Ofsted inspects local authorities separately from local authority schools. The organisations that run academy chains perform similar functions to local authorities, but Ofsted is only allowed to inspect the schools, not the chains that run them. Given the concerns about what happened in Birmingham and, as the Minister for Schools acknowledged yesterday, elsewhere, will the Secretary of State...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: School Governors 21 Jul 2014

    The Minister said that he felt we should learn the wider lessons of the Birmingham inquiry, not just those about Birmingham schools. Peter Clarke is reported to have described a system of “benign neglect” in the Department for Education. Does the Minister agree that the way to deal with that benign neglect is to introduce a proper system of local oversight?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions 21 Jul 2014

    The Government’s own figures show that there are nearly 600 fewer children’s centres than there were at the time of the last election. According to the charity 4Children, a further 100 children’s centres are under threat of imminent closure as a result of cuts by this Government. Will the new Minister take the necessary action to halt the decline in the number of...

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Labour MP for Sefton Central

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Education
  • Work and Pensions
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Transport
  • Health
  • Work Capability Assessment
  • Teachers: Training
  • Serco
  • Rescue Services
  • Rescue Services: Liverpool

Other offices held in the past

  • 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, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 27 Jun 2011)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: BASF
Address of donor: PO Box 4, Earl Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 6QG
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): BASF paid directly for travel, accommodation and incidentals, total value £920.54
Destination of visit: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Date of visit: 23-24 July 2013
Purpose of visit: Industry and Parliament Trust industry visit to the BASF complex in Ludwigshafen
(Registered 30 August 2013)
8. Land and Property
Two flats in Brompton, Kent, from which rental income is received.
House in Chatham, from which rental income is received.
9. Shareholdings
(a) Leaps & Bounds (Training) Ltd; training consultancy.

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