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Stephen Timms’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Stephen Timms sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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Stephen Timms has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

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Labour MP for East Ham

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1994 — unknown

Also represented Newham North East

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Topics of interest

Stephen Timms campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Work and Pensions
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Home Office
  • Department for Education
  • Treasury
  • Universal Credit
  • Work Programme
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Employment Schemes

Currently held offices

  • Member, Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Bill Committee (since 15 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 20 May 2020)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 4 Mar 2020)
  • Chair, Work and Pensions Committee (since 29 Jan 2020)
  • Chair, Work and Pensions Committee (since 29 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Education Committee (1 Feb 2016 to 31 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Education, Skills and the Economy Sub-Committee (1 Feb 2016 to 31 Oct 2016)
  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (8 Oct 2010 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Financial Secretary (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Digital Britain) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Digital Britain) (also HM Treasury) (6 Aug 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee) (12 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Financial Secretary (HM Treasury) (also in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Employment and Welfare Reform) (25 Jan 2008 to 5 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (Competitiveness) (2 Jul 2007 to 25 Jan 2008)
  • The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (18 Oct 2004 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (30 Sep 2004 to 10 May 2005)
  • Minister of State (e-Commerce & Competitiveness) (29 May 2002 to 9 Sep 2004)
  • Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Schools) (11 Jun 2001 to 28 May 2002)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (3 Nov 1999 to 11 May 2001)
  • The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (29 Jul 1999 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State (Department of Social Security) (1 Jan 1999 to 29 Jul 1999)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Social Security) (28 Jul 1998 to 30 Dec 1998)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (15 Jan 1996 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (27 Jun 1994 to 21 Mar 1997)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Nov 2022.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: The Refugee, Asylum and Migration Policy Project (RAMP)
Address of donor: c/o Kirk Rice LLP, The Courtyard, High Street, Ascot SL5 7HP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: The services of a Policy Adviser for two days per week between 21 March 2022 and 21 September 2022, value £10,400

Date received: 21 March 2022 - 21 September 2022

Date accepted: 21 March 2022

Donor status: company, registration 12373468

(Registered 21 March 2022)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Legatum Institute Foundation
Address of donor: 11 Charles Street, London W1J 5DW

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Hospitality, overnight accommodation and participation in a forum weekend conference for me and my wife, value £800

Date received: 6-7 November 2021

Date accepted: 6 November 2021

Donor status: company, registration 7430903

(Registered 25 November 2021)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Refugee, Asylum and Migration Policy (RAMP)
Address of donor: c/o Kirk Rice, The Courtyard, 69 High Street, Ascot SL5 7HP

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Minibus hire, Eurotunnel fare, food; value £317

Destination of visit: Calais

Dates of visit: 9 June 2022

Purpose of visit: To meet migrants camping near Calais in hope of travelling to the UK, organisations such as Care for Calais supporting them, and the local MP to discuss possible solutions to the crisis.

(Registered 27 June 2022)
8. Miscellaneous
Trustee, East Thirteen Christian Trust. (Registered 10 May 2018)
Chair of Trustees, Traidcraft Foundation. (Registered 10 May 2018)
Trustee, Parliamentary Christian Trust. (Registered 10 May 2018)
From 11 February 2016, member of the Council of St Paul's Cathedral. (Registered 01 August 2018)

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