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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  • Kevin Barron generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Last updated: 13 Jun 2018

Recent appearances

  • Standards 24 Jul 2018

    I shall not detain the House long, because all the relevant arguments and background material are set out in the Committee on Standards’ report and in the memorandum from the independent Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards that accompanied it. The investigation started under Kathryn Hudson, as the Leader of the House said, and both commissioners did a meticulous job of...
  • Tobacco Control Plan 19 Jul 2018

    I speak as an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and as a vice-chair of the all-party parliamentary group on smoking and health, to which, as everybody knows, the secretariat is Action on Smoking and Health, which I have been involved in for over two and a half decades now. Smoking continues to be one of the most pressing health issues in my constituency, despite decades of...
  • Tobacco Control Plan 19 Jul 2018

    When the Health Committee looked at the issue of smoking in public places and took evidence from different institutions, the Prison Service felt at the time that it would be impossible for it ever to get to a situation in which it was smoke free. We should all look back and thank it for what it has done, which it told us years ago was impossible.

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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
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Treasury
  • Pharmacy: Negligence
  • Pharmacy
  • Obesity
  • Health Services
  • NHS

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Committee on Privileges (since 21 Nov 2017)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 6 Nov 2017)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (since 12 Jul 2017)
  • Chair, Committee on Standards (since 12 Jul 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee on Privileges (26 Oct 2017 to 21 Nov 2017)
  • 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 and Social Care Committee (18 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 27 Jul 2010)
  • Member, Health and Social Care 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

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 14 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Kevin Barron’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 28 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 78.02% 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") 740 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 Jul 2018.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: The Football Foundation
Address of donor: Whittington House, 19-30 Alfred Pl, London WC1E 7EA

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket to attend a football match at Wembley on 27 March 2018, and associated hospitality; total value £500

Date received: 27 March 2018

Date accepted: 27 March 2018

Donor status: company, number 03876305

(Registered 24 April 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Sigma Pharmaceuticals plc
Address of donor: Unit 1-7 Colonial Way, PO Box 233, Watford WD24 4YR

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Travel and accommodation for myself at an estimated value of £2,820

Destination of visit: Borneo

Dates of visit: 11-13 February 2018

Purpose of visit: To attend the two day conference and to deliver a key note speech (including Q & A session) as Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Pharmacy Group.

(Registered 26 February 2018)
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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