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

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: 20 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Building Safety 15 Mar 2018

    I have found the Secretary of State to be a very good communicator and very good at keeping the House informed, so any criticisms I now make should be heard with that in mind. I just do not understand the guidance he has given in response to a couple of questions I have asked. The fact is that many thousands of people in our country have a black cloud hanging over them. Be they leaseholders...
  • Business of the House 15 Mar 2018

    You might like to know, Mr Speaker, that I fully intended to spend the night with my hon. Friend the Member for Dewsbury (Paula Sherriff) at Huddersfield’s Premier League club’s stadium. However, while out walking on a cancer fundraiser the week before I got a terrible cold and had to withdraw from that wonderful night. I have a serious request for the Leader of the House. Can a...
  • Exiting the European Union: Manufacturing 15 Mar 2018

    What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the manufacturing sector; and if he will make a statement.

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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 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

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Mar 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)
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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