A selection of Barry Sheerman's votes
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Generally voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 13 votes against, 4 absences, between 2012–2014
Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 10 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013
Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Generally voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
8 votes for, 0 votes against, 7 absences, between 2011–2016
Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 38 votes against, 14 absences, between 2014–2016
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I am actually very happy. On a point of order, Mr Speaker. In all my years in this House, I have never heard of a case of bullying in this House of one Member by another, but I have just heard of such a case. The House will not be sitting for some time now, but you will be here, and I am sure that you would not approve of one Member acting in a bullying way toward another in the environs of...
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Former Labour/Co-operative MP for Huddersfield
Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for 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 of Health
- Home Department
- 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 for 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
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 133 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Barry Sheerman’s speeches
- Has received answers to 175 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 59.31% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 16 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1237 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
1. Employment and earnings
, a not for profit company promoting UK
competitiveness and parliamentary communication with industry and commerce. Address: CAN
Mezzanine, 32-36 Loman Street, Southwark, SE1 0EH. Work includes chairing a diversity of meetings and advising on policymaking process. From June 2015
until March 2017
, paid £2,200 per month. Hours: 20 hrs per month. All payments donated directly to charity. (Updated 23 July 2015
and 24 April 2017
Member of Environmental Scrutiny Board of Veolia Environmental Services
(UK) plc; environmental waste management company. Address: Veolia House, 154a Pentonville Road, London, N1 9PE. Work includes attending meetings and providing advice on environmental issues.
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)
27 April 2016
, payment of £5,000. Hours 25 hrs. Fee donated directly to Charity. (Registered 18 May 2016)
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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