Clive Betts

Labour MP for Sheffield South East

@CliveBettsMP https://facebook.com/clive.betts.sheffieldse

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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 a stricter asylum system, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Clive Betts’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Clive Betts’s full vote analysis page for more.

Clive Betts has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Departmental Spending 9 Jul 2020

    I thank the Minister for his comments, although I still think there are issues to be worked through. My hon. Friend the Member for Hackney South and Shoreditch (Meg Hillier), the Chair of the PAC, raised a point about clarity. We still need that clarity from the Government. I would still like it on the record, too, that the £3.7 billion will not be reduced by the commitment to cover 75% of...
  • Departmental Spending 9 Jul 2020

    First, I will look at the covid crisis and how local government has responded to it. I think I speak for every Member of this House when I say that local councils, collectively across the piece, whatever their party, have responded magnificently. We do things virtually these days, so perhaps a virtual round of applause for local councils from Parliament would not go amiss. What local councils...
  • Departmental Spending 9 Jul 2020

    I will give way, but just once I think.

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Labour MP for Sheffield South East

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

Also represented Sheffield, Attercliffe

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Topics of interest

Clive Betts campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Communities and Local Government
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Treasury
  • Departmental Buildings
  • Local Government Finance
  • Housing
  • High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention
  • Social Rented Housing

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 20 May 2020)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Commons) (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (since 27 Jan 2020)
  • Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (since 27 Jan 2020)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 15 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Liaison Committee Sub-committee on the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system (13 Feb 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, National Policy Statements Sub-Committee (13 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, National Policy Statements Sub-Committee 2017-19 (13 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (6 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Commons) (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (12 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (12 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (22 Jun 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, National Policy Statements Sub-Committee (20 Feb 2017 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (10 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Commons) (20 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (18 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (18 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (30 Mar 2015 to 27 Jan 2020)
  • 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, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (10 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Housing, 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, Panel of Chairs (12 Jan 2009 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Housing, 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, Transport, Local Government & The Regions Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 22 Jul 2002)
  • Member, Urban Affairs Sub-committee (16 Jul 2001 to 22 Jul 2002)
  • Government Whip (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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jul 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for opinion surveys. All fees are paid direct to my constituency party:
6 September 2018, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 12 July 2019)
29 October 2018, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 12 July 2019)
17 December 2018, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 12 July 2019)
8 February 2019, payment of £150. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 12 July 2019)
16 May 2019, payment of £150. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 12 July 2019)
31 July 2019, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 17 October 2019)
27 August 2019, payment of £150. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 17 October 2019)
13 December 2019, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 11 January 2020)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for opinion surveys. All fees are paid direct to my constituency party:
25 July 2018, payment of £100. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 12 July 2019)
22 August 2018, payment of £60. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 12 July 2019)
20 September 2018, payment of £60. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 12 July 2019)
16 October 2018, payment of £60. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 12 July 2019)
17 January 2019, payment of £200 from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for a survey. Hours: 45 mins. Fee paid direct to my constituency party. (Registered 12 July 2019)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my partner, James Thomas, as Senior Parliamentary Assistant.

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