John Healey

Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

Labour MP for Wentworth and Dearne

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John Healey’s voting in Parliament

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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 Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Health
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Housing: Construction
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Telephone Services
  • Affordable Housing: Construction
  • Grenfell Tower: Fires

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)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 Oct 2020.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Community Union
Address of donor: 465c Caledonian Road, London N7 9AX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000 received by my CLP to support my candidacy in the General Election

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 09 January 2020)
Name of donor: USDAW
Address of donor: 188 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M14 6LJ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 received by my CLP to support my candidacy in the General Election

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 09 January 2020)
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, London SW9 6DE

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 received via the Labour Party by my CLP to support my candidacy in the General Election

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 09 January 2020)
Name of donor: Dr Hamid Husain
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 received by my CLP to support my candidacy in the General Election

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Jackie Bate, as part-time Office Manager.

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