John Healey

Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

Labour MP for Wentworth and Dearne

@JohnHealey_MP https://facebook.com/JohnHealeyRotherham

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Labour MP for Wentworth and Dearne

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

Also represented Wentworth

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Topics of interest

John Healey campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Health
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Armed Forces: Housing
  • Afghanistan: Refugees
  • Ukraine: Military Aid
  • Housing: Construction
  • Armed Forces: Recruitment

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (since 6 Apr 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Housing ( 9 Jan 2018 to 6 Apr 2020)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Housing ( 7 Oct 2016 to 9 Jan 2018)
  • Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (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)

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Last updated: 13 May 2024.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Labour Together
Address of donor: Langley House Park Road, East Finchley, London N2 8EY
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £39,216.74 to support me in my Shadow Defence Secretary role
Donor status: company, registration 09630980
(Registered 8 May 2024)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Barbara Follett
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £25,000 to support me in my role as Shadow Defence Secretary
Date received: 9 May 2023
Date accepted: 9 May 2023
Donor status: individual
(Registered 12 May 2023)
8. Miscellaneous
Member of Goldthorpe Towns Fund Board. This is an unpaid role.
Date interest arose: 1 May 2020
(Registered 11 April 2023)
Chair of Rotherham 9th Scouts Group. This is an unpaid role.
(Registered 11 April 2023)
Executive Committee Member of the British American Parliamentary Group. This is an unpaid role.
Date interest arose: 12 July 2023
(Registered 4 January 2024)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
Name: Jackie Bate
Relationship: Spouse
Role: Office Manager
Working pattern: Part time

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