Barry Sheerman

MP, Huddersfield

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Huddersfield Labour/Co-operative

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: 23 May 2018

Recent appearances

  • Galileo Programme 14 Jun 2018

    Surely the Minister understands the size—18 hugely expensive satellites and so many years of research and development—of the Galileo project? My contacts in Cambridge say it would be catastrophic for us to be excluded, not just because of security and defence but for international air travel and much else. He must not underestimate how damaging this is. It is a symptom of leaving...
  • Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions 14 Jun 2018

    May I ask the Secretary of State directly whether he thinks that he and his team have the right level of competencies to conduct these difficult negotiations? Is not it about time that he thought very carefully about bringing in some new talent? I would suggest perhaps David Miliband, Gordon Brown and even the former Chancellor of the Exchequer. They might actually help him do a job that...
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driving: Licensing 13 Jun 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average length of time is for a person to have their driving licence returned after it was revoked as a result of ill health.

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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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Jun 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
Until May 2017, Policy Connect, 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 included chairing a diversity of meetings and advising on policymaking process. From June 2015 until 25 May 2017 (final payment), paid £2,200 per month. Hours: 20 hrs per month. All payments were donated directly to charity. (Updated 23 July 2015, 24 April 2017 and 29 June 2017)
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)
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)
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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