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.

  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government 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
  • Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT 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 Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction 26 Jul 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many net new additions to housing supply in England there have been in each category in each year since 1997.
  • Supported Housing: Benefit 20 Jul 2016

    But we do know this. If the hon. Gentleman looks in the Red Book, he will see, scored by the Chancellor, savings for three years from 2018-19 for this measure on housing benefit of 990 million. We know this. That is the problem, that is the decision and that is what needs to be reversed.
  • Supported Housing: Benefit 20 Jul 2016

    It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Solihull (Julian Knight). He claims that the Government’s approach is rooted in a deep appreciation of the help that supported housing gives to many of the most vulnerable. That certainly was not a characteristic of the Chancellor’s decision in November, but we look forward to it being a characteristic of the decisions taken by the...

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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

  • 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

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 (Communities and Local Government) (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 21 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all John Healey’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 95 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 70.40% 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.
  • 90 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on John Healey’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1011 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Aug 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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