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Ben Bradshaw’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Ben Bradshaw sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

Ben Bradshaw has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Travel Restrictions: South Africa 22 Sep 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reassess South Africa’s red list categorisation in response to South Africa’s low covid-19 infection rate.
  • Covid-19 Update 14 Sep 2021

    The Secretary of State will know from the discussions he describes with international colleagues that although travel in the rest of Europe has recovered to 60% of pre-covid levels, it is a fraction of that in the United Kingdom. When will he scrap the outdated, unnecessary and hugely expensive travel testing regime, save what is left of an industry, and end a situation in which foreign...
  • Health and Social Care 7 Sep 2021

    There are better ways of doing this than to take money from the less well off in work and the young to give to better off pensioners. Can I commend to the Prime Minister and my own Front Benchers the work of the Health and Social Care and Housing, Communities and Local Government Committees in their joint report of 2018, agreed unanimously by all Members of all parties in this House, which...

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Labour MP for Exeter

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Social Media

Expenses

Topics of interest

Ben Bradshaw campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department of Health
  • Health
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Cycling
  • Ict
  • Television
  • Pay
  • HIV Infection: Drugs

Currently held offices

  • Member, Transport Committee (since 22 Feb 2021)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 4 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (31 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (28 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (17 Sep 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (14 Jul 2011 to 12 Mar 2012)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (26 Oct 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (5 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West) (29 Jun 2007 to 9 Jun 2009)
  • The Minister of State, Department of Health (28 Jun 2007 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Local Environment, Marine and Animal Welfare) (10 Nov 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Local Environment, Marine and Animal Welfare) (13 Jun 2003 to 10 Nov 2006)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Privy Council Office) (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Deputy Leader of the House of Commons (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (11 Jun 2001 to 28 May 2002)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (17 Nov 1998 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, European Legislation Committee (15 Jul 1997 to 17 Nov 1998)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Oct 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for opinion surveys:
14 December 2020, received £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 16 December 2020)
20 July 2021, received £275. Hours: 1 hr 30 mins. (Registered 20 July 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
I am a member of the Humboldt Advisory Board, Humboldt University, Mohrenstraffe 60, 10117 Berlin. Where possible, I attend annual Advisory Board meetings in Berlin, the costs of which are met by the University. To date, these have been below the registrable threshold. (Registered 8 October 2013; updated 10 June 2014 and 19 October 2015)
From 22 November 2011 until 3 December 2020, a Trustee of the Terrence Higgins Trust. (Registered 24 February 2016; updated 09 February 2021)
Along with For the Citizens Ltd (known as The Citizens) and three other MPs, since 19 October 2020 I have been party to judicial review proceedings crowdfunded through The Citizens, The Old Workshop, 1 Ecclesall Road South, Sheffield, S11 9PA. Total costs incurred to date between the four MPs, which will be capped, are £221,924.75 (consisting of £85,401.25 counsel fees, £134,820.50 solicitor fees, and £1,703.11 in disbursements). (Registered 28 October 2020; updated 02 February 2021, 30 April 2021 and 28 July 2021)

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