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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.
Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
8 votes for, 2 votes against, 4 absences, between 2003–2016
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
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
8 votes for, 4 votes against, 3 absences, between 1997–2016
Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
6 votes for, 1 vote against, 4 absences, between 1999–2016
Consistently voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 16 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2014
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John Healey has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 8 Feb 2017
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 20 January 2016 to Question 21620, what assessment he has made of the implications for (a) the number of Starter Homes to be delivered over the course of this Parliament, (b) the proportion of such homes reserved for first-time buyers and (c) the cost of such homes relative to the market price...
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, by what process the £25 million of new funding to help ambitious authorities in areas of high housing need to plan for new homes and infrastructure announced in the Housing White Paper, published in February 2017, will be allocated; and what conditions will be set on that funding.
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to introduce a cost floor for homes sold through the right to acquire scheme.
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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
- Department for Communities and Local Government
- Communities and Local Government
- 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 20 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all John Healey’s speeches
- Has received answers to 83 written questions in the last year — 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 69.66% 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") 1021 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 20 Feb 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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