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John Spellar’s voting in Parliament

John Spellar is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

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Last updated: 20 Jul 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.

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Labour MP for Warley

Entered the House of Commons on 28 October 1982 — unknown

Also represented Warley West; Birmingham, Northfield

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Topics of interest

We don't know whether John Spellar campaigned to leave, or stay in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Home Department
  • Transport
  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Correspondence
  • Departmental Expenditure
  • Drinking Water
  • Afghanistan

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (since 6 Jul 2020)
  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (since 5 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Defence Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (12 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Defence Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (8 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Defence Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Administration Committee (22 Nov 2010 to 1 Jul 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (8 Oct 2010 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (21 Jun 2010 to 13 Oct 2010)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (9 Feb 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons) (5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (17 May 2006 to 31 Oct 2006)
  • The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (13 Jun 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Minister of State (Department for Transport) (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Minister of State (Department of Transport, Local Government and Regions) (Transport) (8 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (29 Jul 1999 to 8 Jun 2001)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (6 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) (1 Jun 1995 to 1 Jun 1997)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (1 Jun 1994 to 1 Jun 1995)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 1992 to 1 Jun 1994)
  • Member, Energy Committee (21 Jan 1983 to 9 Jun 1983)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Address of donor: 12 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2LP

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flights costing £4,590; hotel costs estimated at £1,000; internal travel, food and sundries estimated at £1,495; £7,085 in total

Destination of visit: Singapore

Dates of visit: 17-24 August 2019

Purpose of visit: to compare the role of London and Singapore as a global hub for arbitration and mediation, and to meet think tanks and government about international policy issues.

(Registered 06 September 2019)

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