Karen Buck

Former Labour MP for Westminster North

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Recent appearances

  • Grenfell Tower Inquiry 30 Oct 2019

    The inquiry and the Government’s wider response had two obligations. One was to get justice for the families and survivors of the Grenfell disaster, and the other was to make sure that nothing like this could ever happen again. I welcome Martin Moore-Bick finding as a matter of fact that the content of the ACM cladding was the principal reason the flames spread so rapidly on the outside of...
  • Prime Minister: Engagements 30 Oct 2019

    In my constituency, the squeeze on Government spending has meant that we have a third fewer police than we had in 2010, we have lost half our children’s centres and the state of disrepair at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, is so acute that, last week, the out-patients department was closed because of leaking sewage. How, then, can the Prime Minister justify squandering £2 billion of...
  • Environment Bill 28 Oct 2019

    I thank the Secretary of State very much. On air quality, will she join me in congratulating the Mayor of London on the success of the ultra low emission zone, which has seen such a dramatic fall in polluting vehicles moving into inner London? Is she also conscious of the fact that 83% of reporting zones across the country are still in breach of air pollution limits? However much she tells us...

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Former Labour MP for Westminster North

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

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for 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
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • Housing Benefit
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Social Rented Housing
  • Homelessness
  • Children: Maintenance

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 54 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Karen Buck’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 28 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 80.56% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 140 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 540 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

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