Barry Sheerman

Labour/Co-operative MP for Huddersfield


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

We have lots more plain English analysis of Barry Sheerman’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Barry Sheerman’s full vote analysis page for more.

Barry Sheerman has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 19 Dec 2018

Recent appearances

  • College Funding — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] 21 Jan 2019

    I attended an FE college, and it saved my life. I was struggling in the chemical industry and had lost my way. Going to FE college saved my life and career. I was a mature student, transferring, and the welfare and the support was wonderful. I just want that for every student in every FE college; they are the heart of our skills environment in this country.
  • Leaving the EU 21 Jan 2019

    Is the Prime Minister aware that this is supposed to be blue Monday, the most miserable day of the year in the United Kingdom? But, on this day, may I offer her warmth and cheer? After last week’s resounding vote, she has showed her resilience and has been listening and talking to people. I urge her to carry that process on. In this Westminster village, things do not happen overnight, so...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: EU Settlement Scheme 21 Jan 2019

    The Minister knows that this is an increasingly complex area. I have had many letters from constituents concerned that they will be impacted by the immigration health surcharge. Who is going to have to pay this, and is it going to be increased along the lines foreshadowed in the press?

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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

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Topics of interest

Barry Sheerman campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Education
  • Department of Health
  • Education
  • Free Schools
  • Offences against Children
  • Accountancy
  • Home Education
  • G4S

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: 7 Jan 2019.

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)
4. Visits outside the UK
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)
Name of donor: (1) Safer Roads Foundation (2) Asian Transport Research Society (3) Thailand Tourist Board
Address of donor: (1) 10 Queen Street Place, London, United Kingdom, EC4R 1BE

(2) 902/1, 9th Floor, Glas Haus Building, Soi Sukhumvit 25, Klongtoey nua, Wattana District, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

(3) 1045/2 Mu. 10, Nakhon Sawan - Phitsanulok Road, Tambon Nakhon Sawan, Amphoe Muang, Nakhon Sawan 60000

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Flights, value £1,929 (2) Hotel for four nights, approx. value £600 (3) Accommodation for one night, approx. value £200

Destination of visit: Bangkok, Thailand

Dates of visit: 20-25 August 2018

Purpose of visit: To attend the Asian Transport Research Society (ATRNS) annual conference in my capacity as Chair of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) for the UK.

(Registered 29 November 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).
8. Miscellaneous
Chair of Trustees, Parliamentary Advisory Committee for Transport Safety (PACTS).

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