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Labour MP for Huddersfield
- Also represented Huddersfield East
- Entered Parliament on 3 May 1979 — General election
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- Voting record
- Topics of interest
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Barry Sheerman voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Health, Education and Skills, Trade and Industry, Home Department
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): G4S, Ritalin, Recycling, Graffiti, Carbon Monoxide
(based on written questions asked by Barry Sheerman and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- [Mr Joe Benton in the Chair] — Careers Guidance (16 May 2013)
“I was enjoying what the hon. Gentleman said, up to that point, but will he talk about resource? I still visit many schools and they would love to do the things that he has just been articulating, but schools are busy and strapped for cash and resources. When I chaired the Education Committee, the two things that we said a school needed were a person trained to be a careers adviser—it...”
- Business of the House (16 May 2013)
“The Leader of the House will share my concern that I did not come high up in the ballot for private Members’ Bills. I will content myself with an early debate, if he could arrange it, on the accountancy and auditing profession. Is he not concerned by the increasing evidence that the auditors of great banks have failed us? They never blew the whistle and they never did the auditing job...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Public Accounts Commission: National Audit Office (16 May 2013)
“Will the hon. Gentleman send the House’s congratulations to NAO staff, who do such a good job, particularly in bursting the bubble on High Speed 2? They have shown what an absolute waste of public money it will be. It will cost approximately £50 billion, which could be spent regenerating our towns and cities.”
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- Has spoken in 120 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 141 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 67.14% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 13 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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") 979 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£22,577 (166th)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,634||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£15,349 (315th)|
|Office running costs||£18,751 (281st)||£19,583 (264th)||£20,409 (314th)||£24,910||£18,403 (joint 322nd with 1 other)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£12,870 (428th)|
|Staffing costs||£100,024 (169th)||£92,261 (118th)||£87,306 (joint 153rd with 1 other)||£79,081||£72,495 (236th)||£70,219 (176th)||£68,846 (129th)||£54,796 (75th)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,812 (140th)||£8,025 (328th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£12,996 (111th)1||£11,038 (185th)2||£10,560 (195th)||£13,294||£21,785 (37th)||£15,634 (123rd)||£24,710 (19th)||£16,440 (43rd)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£2,392 (11th)||£369 (247th)||£470 (joint 228th with 1 other)||£3,245||£2,614 (33rd)||£1,827 (64th)||£1,479 (98th)||£1,220 (joint 105th with 1 other)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£647 (174th)||£1,730 (77th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£6,732 (71st)||£579 (445th)||£437 (555th)||£518||£990 (298th)||£934 (290th)||£751 (448th)||£1,262 (238th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,429 (309th)||£1,771 (447th)||£2,956||£5,103 (136th)||£3,956 (170th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,256 (256th)||£1,118 (joint 220th with 5 others)||£0||£1,953 (joint 184th with 5 others)||£1,953 (joint 179th with 5 others)||£1,953 (joint 177th with 5 others)||£1,953 (joint 168th with 5 others)|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£0||£1,345||£9,619 (18th)||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£174,930 (36th)||£160,353 (96th)||£144,181 (191st)||£146,983||£153,864 (14th)||£133,655 (82nd)||£135,695 (13th)||£103,890 (50th)|