Paula Sherriff

MP, Dewsbury

Dewsbury Labour

Paula Sherriff’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Paula Sherriff sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Paula Sherriff generally voted for higher taxes on banks, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Paula Sherriff hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Junior Doctors Contracts 11 Feb 2016

    The Health Secretary repeatedly accuses the BMA of misleading junior doctors, yet 98% of them voted for industrial action. Without exception, every doctor I have spoken to said that the last thing they wanted to do was to go out on strike. Doctors are some of the brightest and most intelligent people we have in our country. Does the right hon. Gentleman really believe that they cannot make up...
  • Business of the House 11 Feb 2016

    May we have Government time for a debate on the consultation by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on tips and gratuities? The consultation closed at the start of last November, but the Minister for Skills confirmed in a written answer this morning that no Government response is imminent. Just this week, Unite the union has exposed another scandalous practice in which the...
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Gratuities 10 Feb 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he plans to publish his response to the results of his Department's consultation on tips, gratuities, service and cover charges; and whether he plans that that response will include proposals for reform of those payments.

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Labour MP for Dewsbury

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Department for Transport
  • Department of Health
  • HM Treasury
  • Home Office
  • Cabinet Office
  • British Transport Police: Finance
  • Counter-terrorism: Dewsbury
  • Freedom of Information: Commercial Secrets
  • Enterprise Zones
  • Freedom of Information

Currently held offices

  • Member, Health Committee (since 8 Jul 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 51 debates since joining Parliament — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 49 written questions since joining Parliament — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 73.44% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 21 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Dec 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
15 May 2015, received £697.93 from Wakefield Metropolitan District Council, Wakefield One, PO Box 700, WF1 2EB, for services as a District Councillor. Hours: no hours since the Election. (Registered 05 June 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: Mrs H A Cooke
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 June 2015)
Name of donor: GMB
Address of donor: 22 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: website and website support between May 2014 and May 2015; value £3,960 (£330 per month)

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 29 June 2015)
Name of donor: GMB
Address of donor: 22 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: unsolicited material to electors in March 2015; value £9,485.23

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 29 June 2015)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Lord Matthew Oakeshott
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Date of receipt: 31 December 2014

Date of acceptance: 31 December 2014

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 June 2015)
Name of donor: Mrs Jean Megahy
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,850

Date of receipt: 19 January 2015

Date of acceptance: 19 January 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 June 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
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; £1,300

Destination of visit: the West Bank and Israel

Date of visit: 31 August - 4 September 2015

Purpose of visit: fact finding visit organised by the Council for Arab-British Understanding and Medical Aid for Palestinians.

(Registered 22 September 2015)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Wakefield: (i) (Registered 05 June 2015)

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