Barry Sheerman

Labour/Co-operative MP for Huddersfield

@BarrySheerman https://facebook.com/Barry4Huddersfield

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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:

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.

Recent appearances

  • Treasury: Effects of High Marginal Deduction Rates 17 May 2022

    May I invite the Minister to come to Wakefield with me? I was there on Saturday morning. The people there have not read the Bloomberg report, but they can feel the impact of rising taxes and the cost of living. They know that they will be in desperate trouble in the coming months. Will she get real and bring the Chancellor to an area of good hard-working people who face the future with great fear?
  • Treasury: Effects of High Marginal Deduction Rates 17 May 2022

    May I invite the Minister to come to Wakefield with me? I was there on Saturday morning. The people there have not read the Bloomberg report, but they can feel the impact of rising taxes and the cost of living. They know that they will be in desperate trouble in the coming months. Will she get real and bring the Chancellor to an area of good hard-working people who face the future with great fear?
  • Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Local Infrastructure 16 May 2022

    Will the Minister wake up to the reality of what is going on in local authorities up and down the country? Cuts since the 2010 election have run down the resources of every planning department in the country. There are not enough professionals being trained, and not enough people to provide an adequate service. What will he do about the planning authorities across this country that cannot...

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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

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

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (11 May 2020 to 16 Jan 2021)
  • Chair, Children, Schools and Families Committee (12 Nov 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • 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)
  • 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

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 2022.

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
From 9 July 2021, President of the Parliamentary Advisory Committee for Transport Safety (PACTS). Prior to 9 July 2021, I was the Chair of Trustees. This is an unpaid role. (Updated 29 November 2021)
From 7 May 2020, Chair of the Westminster Commission on Road Air Quality, a limited by guarantee social enterprise. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 02 March 2021)
23 November 2020, Chair of Thames Renaissance Ltd, an independent body which gathers data in order to inform more effective and constructive use of the River Thames. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 02 March 2021)
From 1 August 2015, Chair (currently unpaid) 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 and 11 March 2021)
From 25 October 1995, Chair of Policy Connect, a cross-party think tank focusing on education, industry, sustainability and health. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 23 November 2021)
From 24 August 2007, Chair of the John Clare Trust, which runs John Clare Cottage, preserving it and the poet’s works for future generations. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 23 November 2021)
From 2 January 2015, Director of the Fairlife Foundation, a registered charity focused on improving financial products and promoting financial education. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 23 November 2021)

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