Chris McCafferty

Former Labour MP for Calder Valley

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Former Labour MP for Calder Valley

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

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election


Topics of interest

  • International Development
  • Health
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Epilepsy
  • Departmental Expenditure
  • Departmental Finance
  • Overseas Aid: Health Services

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, International Development Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: The National Population and Family Planning Commission i.e. China Government
Address of donor: Department of International Cooperation, National Population and Family Planning Commission of China, 14 Zhi Chun Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100191, China.
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £4811.98 for flights, accommodation, catering and incidental expenses.
Destination of visit: Beijing
Date of visit: 16-20 October 2009
Purpose of visit: I chaired a symposium at the 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health & Rights.
(Registered 1 February 2010)
11. Miscellaneous
Parliamentary Patron, Women in Business (unremunerated).

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