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: 29 Jun 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animals: Smuggling 15 Sep 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to tackle the smuggling of dogs into the UK.
  • Business of the House 14 Sep 2017

    As someone who has served in this House for some years, I add my voice to those who are saying that some of the decisions of the past week will usher in a very unpleasant atmosphere in the House. On a lighter note, I highlight a new report, “Women unbound. Unleashing female entrepreneurial potential,” which I helped to launch in the House this week with PricewaterhouseCoopers and...
  • Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Service Broadcasting Contestable Fund 14 Sep 2017

    I love the BBC, even though Sarah Sands, the new editor of the “Today” programme, and Nick Robinson seem to be destroying that programme at the moment. I therefore start with a prejudice, but when I look at the sort of deals that have always been favoured by Conservative Members who want to privatise by the back door, I see MediaCom, Singapore and the black hand of international...

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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 of Health
  • Education
  • Department for 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 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Sep 2017.

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)
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)
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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