Frank Field

MP, Birkenhead

Birkenhead Labour

Frank Field campaigned to leave the European Union

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Frank Field’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Frank Field sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Frank Field generally voted for a transparent Parliament, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Frank Field generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Select Committee 25 Oct 2016

    NHS Sustainability Committee: Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS. 10:00 am; Room 1, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: (at 11:00 AM) Mr Ben Page, Chief Executive, Ipsos MORI Ms Emma Norris, Programme Director, Institute for Government Rt Hon Frank Field MP, Chair, Work and Pensions Select Committee (at 12:00 PM) The Rt Hon Lord Willetts, Chair, Resolution Foundation The Rt Hon Steve Webb, Director of Policy, Royal London Group Mr James Lloyd, Associate Fellow, Strategic Society Centre Mr Tom Kibasi,...
  • BHS 20 Oct 2016

    I have one message. Today, the House of Commons has illustrated to the country how we work: reports are commissioned, delivered and debated here. The message that we all want to go out is that merely producing a report is not the end of the tale. In many cases, we have to follow up the report. The message to those who have lost their jobs and whose pensions are uncertain is that this place...
  • BHS 20 Oct 2016

    I beg to move, That this House notes the recent joint Report by the Business, Innovation and Skills and the Work and Pensions Committees on BHS; endorses that Report’s criticisms of the governance of the company and of the holding company, Taveta Investments Limited; believes that the sale of the company to Retail Acquisitions Limited for 1 was clearly not in the interests of...

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Labour MP for Birkenhead

Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election


Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Tax Credits
  • Welfare Tax Credits
  • Child Support Agency
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Pensions

Currently held offices

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 28 Oct 2015)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 10 Sep 2015)
  • Chair, Work and Pensions Committee (since 18 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Draft Modern Slavery Bill Committee (9 Jan 2014 to 3 Apr 2014)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (26 Oct 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (15 May 2002 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (31 Jan 2002 to 5 May 2005)
  • Minister (Department of Social Security) (Welfare Reform) (3 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
  • Chair, Social Security Committee (18 Nov 1993 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Social Security Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 18 Nov 1993)
  • Chair, Social Services Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 22 Oct 1991)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (17 Jun 1987 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jun 1980 to 1 Jun 1981)
  • Member, Social Services Committee (3 May 1979 to 23 Jan 1981)

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  • Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Frank Field’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 216 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 50.88% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 19 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 102 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Frank Field’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1045 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: John Armitage
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 towards the cost of staffing in my parliamentary office

Date received: 15 March 2016

Date accepted: 15 March 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 22 March 2016)
Name of donor: John Armitage
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000 towards the cost of developing philanthropic projects I have helped set up to counter slavery and hunger

Date received: 15 March 2016

Date accepted: 15 March 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 22 March 2016)
8. Miscellaneous
Non-executive chairman of Medicash Health Benefits Ltd (non–executive). Address: Merchants Court, 2-12 Lord Street, Liverpool, L2 1TS. I have waived remuneration for this role, but Medicash may choose to make a donation to a charity or charities of its choice, at its discretion. (Updated 14 January 2014)
Co-Chair of the Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration. Migrationwatch UK provides secretarial, research and administrative support, pays for printing costs and maintains the group’s website. Quiller Consultants, which is a consultancy, is paid by its client, Migrationwatch UK, to act as consultants to the group. (Registered 24 May 2011)

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