Kevin Barron

MP, Rother Valley

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Rother Valley Labour

Kevin Barron’s voting in Parliament

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

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2017

Recent appearances

  • Tobacco Control Plan 19 Oct 2017

    I just have a few reflections. Several people mentioned my involvement in anti-tobacco measures in this Chamber over many years, but it was never just me. Whether sat on the Opposition or Government Benches, I had allies on the other side who forced different Governments to take different positions all the time. Listening to the debate, we have now reached a consensus. We started off by...
  • Tobacco Control Plan 19 Oct 2017

    I beg to move, That this House has considered the Government’s publication of the new Tobacco control plan. I begin by thanking the Backbench Business Committee for allocating time for this very important debate. I also welcome the Minister to his new post in the Department of Health, and I am sure he will hear much more about this issue in the months to come. I have no financial...
  • Tobacco Control Plan 19 Oct 2017

    Clearly that is the case. I agree with this publication and its intention, but there will be issues to address on different forms of funding. I will discuss that a little later in my speech. We can see from the two figures from central London and Blackpool that there is a challenge out there; this difference alone can have a dramatic impact on health inequalities, as maternal smoking causes...

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Labour MP for Rother Valley

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

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Topics of interest

Kevin Barron campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Department of Health
  • Trade and Industry
  • Treasury
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Obesity
  • NHS
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy: Negligence
  • NHS: Drugs

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Committee on Standards (since 12 Jul 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Committee on Privileges (4 Nov 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Committee on Privileges (28 Oct 2015 to 4 Nov 2015)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (10 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (18 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Committee on Standards (18 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Committee on Privileges (15 Jan 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Committee on Standards (15 Jan 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committee on Privileges (7 Jan 2013 to 15 Jan 2013)
  • Member, Committee on Standards (7 Jan 2013 to 15 Jan 2013)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (27 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Standards and Privileges Committee (27 Jul 2010 to 7 Jan 2013)
  • Chair, Health Committee (18 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 27 Jul 2010)
  • Member, Health Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 18 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (11 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (1 Jun 1997 to 17 Jul 2005)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (1 Jan 1995 to 1 Jan 1998)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jan 1993 to 31 Dec 1995)
  • Member, Environment Committee (26 Oct 1992 to 13 Dec 1994)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) (1 Jan 1988 to 1 Jan 1993)
  • Member, Energy Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 26 Feb 1986)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Kevin Barron’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 7 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 87.50% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 14 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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") 725 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Oct 2017.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Hargreaves Services plc
Address of donor: West Terrace, Esh Winning, Durham DH7 9PT

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: invitation to the theatre, including overnight hotel accommodation for myself and my wife, total value £600

Date received: 8 April 2017

Date accepted: 8 April 2017

Donor status: company, registration 4952865

(Registered 18 April 2017)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Constituency office in Dinnington: (i).

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