Sarah Champion

MP, Rotherham

Rotherham Labour

Sarah Champion’s voting in Parliament

Sarah Champion 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 Sarah Champion’s votes.

  • Almost always voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Generally voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration 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
  • Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system

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Sarah Champion occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Prayers: Assisted Dying (No. 2) Bill 11 Sep 2015

    I know death. I understand death because before coming here I used to run a hospice, and I firmly believe that everybody deserves a good death. That is possible, and the bigger debate that we need to have and bring back to this Chamber is about ensuring that everybody in this country has access to 24/7 palliative care and more hospices that are better funded. In reality, most people do not...
  • Prayers: Assisted Dying (No. 2) Bill 11 Sep 2015

    I will not. I find it patronising that we think that our opinion should carry more weight than that of the general population we serve. Finally, I say to hon. Members: let us make this personal; let us make this about you. If you are suffering, if you have a terminal diagnosis and cannot cope with the pain or situation any longer, would you want this legislation to be in place? I certainly would.
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits 8 Sep 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time was a claimant with a DS1500 form had received (a) personal independence payment, (b) employment and support allowance and (c) attendance allowance on the last date for which figures are available.

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Labour MP for Rotherham

Entered the House of Commons on 30 November 2012 — Byelection

Topics of interest

  • Justice
  • Education
  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Probation
  • Prisons: Restraint Techniques
  • NHS: Finance
  • Offenders: Rehabilitation
  • Middle East

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Home Office) (since 18 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (since 8 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Transport Committee (10 Dec 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Sep 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY:
Received £200 for completing a questionnaire. Hours: 90 mins. (Registered 16 February 2015)
28 August 2015, received £200 for completing a survey. Hours: approx. 1 hr 30 mins. (Registered 07 September 2015)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Fundraiser organized by myself and another Labour MP
Address of donor: n/a

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £8,706.83 was raised of which I received £3,706.83 for my General Election funds

Date of receipt: 13 November 2014

Date of acceptance: 13 November 2014

Donor status: n/a

(Registered 04 December 2014)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Taipei Representative Office in the UK
Address of donor: 50 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £3,640 total including flights costing £2,350, hotels costing £900, meals costing £250 and transportation costing £140

Destination of visit: Taiwan

Date of visit: 19-26 October 2014

Purpose of visit: to study the transport infrastructure in Taiwan.

(Registered 07 November 2014)
Name of donor: Medical Aid for Palestinians
Address of donor: 33a Islington Park Street, London N1 1QB

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and transport; total value £1,300

Date of visit: 31 August-4 September 2015

Destination: West Bank and Israel

Purpose of visit: Fact finding visit to the West Bank and Israel organised by the Council for Arab-British Understanding and Medical Aid for Palestinians. (Registered 09 September 2015)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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