Barry Sheerman

Labour/Co-operative MP for Huddersfield

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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 generally 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 hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House (Saturday 19 October) 17 Oct 2019

    I know I gave the Leader of the House some advice earlier, but this is a very serious and sombre occasion—a historic moment for this House—and I believe that we should all talk very seriously. I beg him, please will he resist talking about “capitulation” and using words like “surrender”? It is a serious time for our country. Let us take it seriously.
  • Business of the House 17 Oct 2019

    May I give the Leader of the House a little advice? All Leaders of the House have to get the House on their side. I thought that his disrespectful and rather patronising response to my right hon. Friend the Member for Leeds Central (Hilary Benn), the Chair of the Select Committee on Exiting the European Union, won him no friends. As a result of urgent business—this is not his fault, or...
  • International Trade: WTO Reform 17 Oct 2019

    Will the Secretary of State wake up? She sounds almost as if she is in a trance this morning. Instead of talking to significant people in the WTO, will she come to my constituency of Huddersfield to meet exporting companies and top managers there, who believe that she is sticking a dagger into the heart of this country’s exporting companies? We want to know what the future is for exporting...

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Profile

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

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: 30 Sep 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)
4. Visits outside the UK
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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