Clive Betts

MP, Sheffield South East

Sheffield South East Labour

Clive Betts campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Clive Betts’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Clive Betts sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Clive Betts generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Clive Betts has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • South Sudan — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] 7 Dec 2016

    Order. I think there are four hon. Members who wish to speak. Looking at the time, without putting a formal time limit on speeches, that leaves about eight minutes each. If hon. Members could recognise that, it would give everyone a fair chance.
  • Public Bill Committee: Homelessness Reduction Bill: Duty in cases of threatened homelessness 7 Dec 2016

    Will the Minister elaborate on his point about the grace period, which is important? Is he therefore saying that if a young person who has been in work for six months then loses their job, they will, for at least a time, get a housing element of universal credit to enable them to stay in their home while they get further work?
  • Public Bill Committee: Homelessness Reduction Bill: Duty in cases of threatened homelessness 7 Dec 2016

    In response to the request from the hon. Member for Mid Dorset and North Poole about the Daisy-May Hudson film at our last sitting, I understand that Select Committee staff have been in touch with the Clerk to this Committee. The Clerk is looking a little vacant, but perhaps the email is on its way to say that Daisy-May has been contacted and is happy to make the film available to the...

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Profile

Labour MP for Sheffield South East

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented Sheffield, Attercliffe

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Communities and Local Government
  • Treasury
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Work and Pensions
  • Departmental Buildings
  • Housing
  • Local Government Finance
  • Social Rented Housing
  • Right to Buy Scheme

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 10 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Commons) (since 20 Jul 2015)
  • Chair, Communities and Local Government Committee (since 18 Jun 2015)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 12 Jan 2009)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, National Policy Statements Sub-Committee (21 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (19 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Communities and Local Government Committee (10 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committee on Reform of the House of Commons (20 Jul 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Select Committee (3 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Communities and Local Government Committee (27 Jun 2006 to 10 Jun 2010)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (17 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Urban Affairs Sub-committee (15 Oct 2002 to 11 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (22 Jul 2002 to 27 Jun 2006)
  • Member, Urban Affairs Sub-committee (16 Jul 2001 to 22 Jul 2002)
  • Member, Transport, Local Government & The Regions Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 22 Jul 2002)
  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (28 Jul 1998 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (8 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (7 May 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jan 1996 to 1 Jan 1997)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (27 Nov 1995 to 11 Nov 1996)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service Committee (1 Jan 1995 to 1 Jan 1996)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 55 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Clive Betts’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 29 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 65.05% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 12 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.
  • 82 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Clive Betts’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 585 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Dec 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY for opinion surveys. All fees are paid direct to my constituency party:
18 November 2015, received £200. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 01 August 2016)
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for opinion surveys. All fees are paid direct to my constituency party:
20 September 2015, received £75. Hours 30 mins. (Registered 01 August 2016)
22 October 2015, received £75. Hours 30 mins. (Registered 01 August 2016)
25 November 2015, received £75. Hours 30 mins. (Registered 01 August 2016)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: English Football League
Address of donor: 55 Blandford Street, London W1U 7HW

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets and hospitality to watch Sheffield Wednesday FC at Wembley in the Championship Playoff Final, total estimated value £650

Date received: 28 May 2016

Date accepted: 28 May 2016

Donor status: company, registration 04112553

(Registered 08 November 2016)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Fateh Movement UK branch
Address of donor: 5 Galena Rd, London W6 0LT

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): for a member of staff and me, air tickets £700, hotel and food £600, total £1,300

Destination of visit: Jerusalem and the West Bank

Date of visit: 14-18 February 2016

Purpose of visit: fact finding political delegation to Israel and the West Bank.

(Registered 14 March 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
One residential property in London: (i) and (ii).
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my partner, James Thomas, as Senior Parliamentary Assistant.

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