Bill Esterson

MP, Sefton Central

Sefton Central Labour

Bill Esterson’s voting in Parliament

Bill Esterson 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 Bill Esterson’s votes.

  • Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes

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Bill Esterson never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Children of Alcoholics 24 Nov 2015

    I commend my right hon. Friend for the bravery he has shown this morning in his moving description of his own experiences and what happened to his dad. He is asking the Minister a list of things. As he mentioned, I chair the all-party group on foetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Will he include in his list of asks the children of alcoholic mothers who drink during pregnancy? We need the...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Criminal Cases Review Commission 20 Nov 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2015 to Question 14066, what accountability mechanisms are in place for the Criminal Cases Review Commission; and if he will meet the hon. Member for Sefton Central to discuss the case of James Thompson.
  • Opposition Day — [10th Allotted Day]: The Economy 18 Nov 2015

    Let me begin by responding to what was said about the deficit by the hon. Member for Cheltenham (Alex Chalk). We should judge the Conservatives by their own record. In 2010, the Chancellor said that he would get rid of the deficit in one term; that target rapidly disappeared. He then said that he would halve the deficit in one term, a plan that was clearly shown to have failed when it was...

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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
  • Teachers: Training
  • Serco
  • Rescue Services

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)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
From 21 October 2015 I receive £40 a day from Liverpool City Council, Municipal Buildings, Dale St, Liverpool L2 2DH, for my role as a foster carer (which I undertake jointly with my wife). Hours: 168 hrs a week. (Registered 04 November 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: Jane Moores
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £15,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 February 2015)
Name of donor: Len Collinson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,800

Donor status: individual

(Registered 25 March 2015)
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 (Updated 22 May 2015)

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 27 March 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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