Barry Sheerman’s voting in Parliament
Barry Sheerman is a Labour/Co-operative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour/Co-operative MPs.
However, Barry Sheerman sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
Barry Sheerman generally voted against the hunting ban, while most Labour/Co-operative MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
Barry Sheerman almost always voted against new high speed rail infrastructure, while most Labour/Co-operative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
Barry Sheerman generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Labour/Co-operative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
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Barry Sheerman has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 5 Sep 2018
I love a dish of scallops with some butter and garlic, but can I eat it with a clear conscience? I support the right of the British to fish if they are legally allowed to do so, but some of the news about the fishing method used in this case suggests that it may be deeply damaging to the marine environment. Is it not time that we not only started to get on better with the French—after...
I made a suggestion earlier this week that we use the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower to the American colonies as a way of celebrating the contribution of migrants who bring their skills, talents and genius to different places all over the world. Does the Leader of the House agree that it would be useful for every Member to have their DNA tested, as I have done, so that we...
It is a very long time since I was the shadow prisons Minister and visited a lot of prisons, including Bedford, but is it not a fact that we cannot make excuses? When a prison is in a situation like the one Bedford is in, there is something wrong with the prison’s culture, and if there is something wrong with the culture, it is to do with the quality of the management. Should we not...
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Labour/Co-operative MP for Huddersfield
Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election
Party was Labour/Co-operative until 11 Apr 2005; Labour until 30 Mar 2015
Also represented Huddersfield East
Topics of interest
Barry Sheerman campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Department for Education
- Department of Health
- Free Schools
- Offences against Children
- Home Education
Other offices held in the past
- Chair, Children, Schools and Families Committee (12 Nov 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Children, Schools and Families Committee (9 Nov 2007 to 12 Nov 2007)
- Member, Education & Skills Committee (5 Nov 2007 to 8 Nov 2007)
- Chair, Education & Skills Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 5 Nov 2007)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (21 Dec 1999 to 6 May 2010)
- Chair, Education Sub-committee (1 Dec 1999 to 11 May 2001)
- Member, Education Sub-committee (30 Nov 1999 to 1 Dec 1999)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Disabled Peoples' Rights) (1 Jun 1992 to 1 Jun 1994)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (1 Jun 1988 to 1 Jun 1992)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Education and Employment) (1 Jun 1983 to 1 Jun 1988)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (14 Apr 1981 to 8 Dec 1983)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 10 Sep 2018.
1. Employment and earnings
From 1 August 2015
, Chair of Optimised Waste Logistics Group (OWL
), which is managed by CMS
SupaTrak Ltd, Delta 1200, Welton Road, Swindon, SN5 7XZ. (Registered 18 May 2016
; updated 27 May 2016)
29 May 2018, received £5,000. Hours: 30 hrs. Fee paid direct to charity. (Registered 05 June 2018)
18 August 2018
, received £200 from the American Institute
for Foreign Study, Dilke House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7JN, for delivering a lecture. Hours: 2 hrs. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 29 August 2018)
Name of donor: International Council
for Road Safety International (Sanchal Foundation)
Address of donor: E 57 Panchshila Park, New Delhi 1100q7, India
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Eurostar £123; accommodation £282; total value £405
Destination of visit: Paris, France
Dates of visit: 18-20 March 2018
Purpose of visit: Speaking at International Council for Road Safety International Scientific workshop.
(Registered 03 May 2018)
Name of donor: Towards Zero Foundation
Address of donor: 120 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5EA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights £2,058.11; accommodation: £703.54; hospitality (food etc) £72; total value £2,833.65
Destination of visit: New York, USA
Dates of visit: 9 -15 April 2018
Purpose of visit: Visit of international parliamentarians to the UN
to debate global road safety issues.
(Registered 03 May 2018)
Name of donor: (1) Towards Zero Foundation (2) International Transport Forum
Address of donor: (1) 120 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5EA (2) 2 rue André Pascal, F-75775 Paris Cedex 16
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Flights £715 (2) accommodation £181 and miscellaneous expenses approx. £100, total £281
Destination of visit: Leipzig, Germany
Dates of visit: 24-25 May 2018
Purpose of visit: Attending the International Transport Forum’s Ministerial Summit on Safety and Security.
(Registered 29 August 2018)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Small one-bedroom flat in London: (i).
Chair of Trustees, Parliamentary Advisory Committee for Transport Safety (PACTS
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