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.
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
13 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2016
Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 12 votes against, between 2013–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 4 absences, between 2010–2016
Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2007–2016
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 7 votes against, between 2010–2016
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013
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John Healey has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 22 Feb 2017
The scale of rough sleeping and homelessness in Britain today shames us all. In a country as decent and well off as ours, it is not inevitable. However, the level has more than doubled since 2010 as a direct result of decisions made by Conservative Ministers. There are very few simple rules in politics, but this is one: with a Labour Government homelessness falls, and under the Tories it goes...
This is precisely about politics: it is precisely about the political decisions made over the last seven years that have made the causes of homelessness so much worse. Rapidly rising homelessness is just the tip of the iceberg on seven years of failure on housing: rough sleeping doubled, home ownership down, house building falling, private renters ignored, housing benefits bills ballooning,...
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the growth of the equity release industry on housing options for older people.
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Labour MP for Wentworth and Dearne
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Also represented Wentworth
Topics of interest
John Healey campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Communities and Local Government
- Communities and Local Government
- Department for 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 18 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all John Healey’s speeches
- Has received answers to 108 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 69.81% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below 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") 1024 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 10 Apr 2017.
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)
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
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