John Healey

MP, Wentworth and Dearne

Wentworth and Dearne Labour

John Healey campaigned to remain in the European Union

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John Healey’s voting in Parliament

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

This is a selection of John Healey’s votes.

  • Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Consistently voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes

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John Healey has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Local Housing Allowance 8 Dec 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2016 to Question 55413, on local housing allowance, what information his Department holds on the number of universal credit claimants who will be affected by proposed changes to local housing allowance (a) in each region and (b) aged under 35.
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Local Housing Allowance 5 Dec 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of the universal credit claimants who will be affected by proposed changes to local housing allowance, (a) in each region and (b) aged under 35.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Planning Permission 28 Nov 2016

    Where on earth does the Secretary of State get his figures from? According to his Department’s own official figures—I have them here—there were 140,000 fewer permissions last year than in the peak year under Labour. More important is the fact that, as he says, people cannot live in planning permissions; what they really need are decent, affordable homes. Will he tell us how...

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Profile

Labour MP for Wentworth and Dearne

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

Also represented Wentworth

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Education
  • Work and Pensions
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Telephone Services
  • Housing: Construction
  • Non-departmental Public Bodies
  • Public Expenditure

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Housing (since 7 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Housing and Planning) (14 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Health (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Minister (Housing) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • The Minister for Housing (5 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (2 Nov 2007 to 12 Oct 2009)
  • Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Local Government) (29 Jun 2007 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (20 Jul 2005 to 19 Nov 2007)
  • The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (10 May 2005 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee) (20 Dec 2004 to 12 Jan 2009)
  • The Economic Secretary to the Treasury (30 May 2002 to 10 May 2005)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Skills) (11 Jun 2001 to 30 May 2002)
  • Member, Employment Sub-committee (23 Jul 1997 to 29 Nov 1999)
  • Member, Education & Employment Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 29 Nov 1999)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 22 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all John Healey’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 112 written questions in the last year — well above 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 71.77% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 30 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1018 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Dec 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
18 July 2016, received £200 from Ipsos MORI, Piccadilly House, 49 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2AP, for face-to-face interview. Hours: 2 hrs. Fee donated to my constituency office running costs. (Registered 27 July 2016)
8. Miscellaneous
Non-executive director of International Skills Standards Organisation [INSSO] (UK) Ltd, 28 Ely Place, London EC1N 6AA. Commitment of approx 6 hrs a month from September 2013. Unremunerated from 22 May 2014. (Registered 21 October 2013; updated 29 May 2014)
Unremunerated Co-chair of the Advisory Board of GovernUp, a project to improve the effectiveness of government. (Registered 02 April 2014)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Jackie Bate, as part-time Office Manager.

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