Helen Jones

MP, Warrington North

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Warrington North Labour

Helen Jones’s voting in Parliament

Helen Jones is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Helen Jones sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Helen Jones generally voted against introducing foundation hospitals, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Helen Jones generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Helen Jones has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 16 Jan 2018

Recent appearances

  • Myanmar: Rohingya Minority — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] 16 Apr 2018

    In many ways, this debate has been difficult to listen to—the atrocities committed against the Rohingya people are so appalling—but we need to confront them. I am grateful to all hon. Members who have spoken, particularly the hon. Member for Sutton and Cheam (Paul Scully), who has a wide knowledge, and his co-chair, my hon. Friend the Member for Bethnal Green and Bow (Rushanara...
  • Myanmar: Rohingya Minority — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] 16 Apr 2018

    I beg to move, That this House has considered e-petitions 200224 and 200371, and public petitions P002061, P002064, P002078 and P002104, relating to Myanmar’s Rohingya minority. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hanson. The ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya from Burma is a tragedy that shames all of us. Their current situation stands as a reproach to the international...
  • Myanmar: Rohingya Minority — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] 16 Apr 2018

    My hon. Friend brings me on to my next point, which is that the UK Government continued funding even when the Burmese Government were not allowing the Rohingya to be defined as citizens of their own country. We provided training for the Burmese military in democracy and human rights. Opinions differ on whether that was a good thing, but when I see that 67% of that funding came from the aid...

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Labour MP for Warrington North

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

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Topics of interest

Helen Jones campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Education and Skills
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Work and Pensions
  • Home Department
  • Mersey Regional Ambulance Service
  • Strokes
  • Strokes: Health Services
  • Cheshire and Merseyside SHA
  • High Speed 2 Railway Line

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 6 Nov 2017)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (since 6 Nov 2017)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Commons) (since 30 Oct 2017)
  • Chair, Petitions Committee (since 12 Jul 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (10 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Commons) (20 Jul 2015 to 7 Nov 2016)
  • Chair, Petitions Committee (18 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) (7 Oct 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (7 Oct 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Justice) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (11 Jun 2009 to 13 Oct 2010)
  • Government Whip (10 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (5 Oct 2008 to 9 Jun 2009)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo, Minister of State), Department of Health (28 Jun 2007 to 27 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Administration Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 26 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Education & Skills Committee (20 Oct 2003 to 8 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Standing Orders Committee (24 Oct 2001 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) (17 Oct 2001 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Education Sub-committee (14 Dec 1999 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Education & Employment Committee (13 Dec 1999 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Standing Orders Committee (1 Jun 1999 to 1 Jun 2000)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (3 Feb 1998 to 9 Feb 2000)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 26 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Helen Jones’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 102 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 67.15% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 8 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 117 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Helen Jones’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 448 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 19 Mar 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments received from Biteback Publishing, West Tower, 3 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7S:
21 June 2017, received £135 in royalties for a book. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 5 July 2017; updated 4 January 2018)
28 December 2017, received £111.42 in royalties for a book. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 04 January 2018)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Warrington North Parliamentary Association
Address of donor: 28 Lyndale Avenue, Orford WA2 8EP

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,004.60

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 05 July 2017)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my husband, Mike Vobe, as Senior Parliamentary Assistant.

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