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A selection of Barry Sheerman's votes
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Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
7 votes for, 2 votes against, 2 absences, between 1999–2016
Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 10 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 5 absences, between 2010–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
11 votes for, 5 votes against, between 1997–2017
Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2019
Generally voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 14 votes against, 4 absences, between 2012–2018
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.
May I be helpful to the Minister? I listened to your speech yesterday, Mr Speaker, and you will note that this urgent question goes to the heart of our proceedings: this is an all-party report, the Government are not publishing it, they should publish it, and there is all-party support for it to be published. Only a few minutes ago we had the Foreign Secretary here, and he could have stayed...
No soft soap from me, Mr Speaker. The fact of the matter is that I have known you since you came into the House. I am really pleased that you are in the Chair and we at least have a northern voice. It is Lancastrian rather than Yorkshire, but it is nice to have a regional accent. It is very nice to see your dad up in the Gallery, another old friend and colleague of ours. It is a very happy...
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Former Labour/Co-operative MP for Huddersfield
Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Party was Labour/Co-operative until 11 Apr 2005; Labour until 30 Mar 2015
Also represented Huddersfield East
Topics of interest
Barry Sheerman campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Education
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Department of Health
- Free Schools
- Offences against Children
- Home Education
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
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 236 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Barry Sheerman’s speeches
- Has received answers to 138 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 80.35% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 91 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1412 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Nov 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)
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).
Chair of Trustees, Parliamentary Advisory Committee for Transport Safety (PACTS).
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