Karen Buck

Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

Labour MP for Westminster North

@KarenPBuckMP https://facebook.com/KarenBuck4WN

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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:

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

Karen Buck has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Health and Social Care Update 22 Sep 2022

    For some years now, and at any given time, my local hospital has had the equivalent of around one ward of patients who cannot be discharged because of a lack of social care for them. London has the largest shortfall of care workers of any region in the country. It is September—we are on the edge of winter. How will the Secretary of State’s plan ensure that local authorities are able to...
  • Social Security (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill [Lords] 8 Sep 2022

    May I welcome the new Secretary of State, who is not in her place, and the new Minister of State? This is a short but important and welcome Bill that has rightly been approached in a spirit of consensus and in a largely non-partisan manner. Hon. Members on both sides of the House and former Members have campaigned hard over many years to get us to this point; it may feel inevitable now that...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobseeker's Allowance and Universal Credit: Employment 5 Sep 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an estimate of the number of unemployed (a) Universal Credit and (b) Job Seekers Allowance claimants who would have moved into work between 31 January and 26 June 2022 without the Way to Work campaign.

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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
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Education and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Housing Benefit
  • Universal Credit
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Social Rented Housing
  • Homelessness

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (since 14 May 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (2 Mar 2020 to 29 Jun 2021)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (15 Jan 2020 to 27 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (22 Jun 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Savanta Group Ltd, 3 Melville Street, Edinburgh EH3 7PE, for surveys. All fees paid direct to charity:
7 January 2021, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 22 December 2021)
4 May 2021, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 22 December 2021)
29 July 2021, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 22 December 2021)
7 September 2021, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 22 December 2021)
6 December 2021, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 22 December 2021)

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