Karen Buck

Labour MP for Westminster North

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Karen Buck’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Karen Buck sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Karen Buck generally voted against the Iraq war, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Karen Buck has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 19 Nov 2018

Recent appearances

  • European Council 17 Dec 2018

    With three quarters of a million jobs at risk with a no-deal Brexit, according to the UK Trade Policy Observatory—42,000 of them in my City of Westminster borough—is not it clear that no deal is the most disastrous outcome and that the Prime Minister is playing Russian roulette with people’s jobs? Given that one of the few options that could command a majority in the House is a measure...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions 17 Dec 2018

    New figures show that primary schools in my borough of Westminster are now operating with one in five places unfilled, meaning that some schools will be threatened with closure. Will the Minister tell us when conversations were last had with the Department for Work and Pensions and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to establish why we are exporting families from an...
  • Local Government Funding Settlement 13 Dec 2018

    Will the Secretary of State confirm that local authorities are now housing 82,000 homeless families in temporary accommodation? Can he confirm that that has risen by 5% in the last year and by 71% since 2010, and can he tell us how much it actually costs local authorities?

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Labour MP for Westminster North

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

Also represented Regent's Park and Kensington North

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Topics of interest

Karen Buck campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Work and Pensions
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Education and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Education
  • Housing Benefit
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Social Rented Housing
  • Homelessness
  • Children: Maintenance

Currently held offices

  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 30 Oct 2017)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 22 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (28 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (14 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) (7 Oct 2011 to 16 Apr 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 2 Nov 2010)
  • Chair, London Regional Select Committee (15 Dec 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, London Regional Select Committee (14 Dec 2009 to 15 Dec 2009)
  • Member, Children, Schools and Families Committee (2 Nov 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (17 Jul 2006 to 14 Dec 2009)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (10 May 2005 to 16 Mar 2006)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (3 Dec 1998 to 5 Nov 2001)
  • Member, Social Security Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 3 Dec 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
20 February 2018, payment of £200 from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing a survey. Hours: 1.5 hrs. Fee donated to Westminster North Labour Party. (Registered 09 July 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: APPG on Population, Development and Reproductive Health (with sponsorship from the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development)
Address of donor: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): International flights £588.89; internal flights £118; van hire £84; minicabs £39.15; hotels in Addis £267.20 and Axum £52.25; per diem £105; food and misc £137; visa £41.60; total £1,463.09

Destination of visit: Ethiopia (Addis Ababa and refugee camp in Shire, Tigray Province)

Dates of visit: 5-11 November 2017

Purpose of visit: Ethiopian Study Tour concerning women's health.

(Registered 14 December 2017)

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