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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:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Stephen Timms’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Stephen Timms’s full vote analysis page for more.
Stephen Timms has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
We have rightly been reminded of David’s enthusiastic advocacy for the constituencies that he represented, but he was also an enthusiast for the London Borough of Newham, where he was born and grew up; where he attended the excellent St Bonaventure’s Catholic school, which he stayed in touch with for the rest of his life; where he supported West Ham United football club; and where his...
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the (a) contribution to the public purse of tax, National Insurance and NHS surcharges paid by families without permanent residence in the UK and (b) cost to the NHS of care provided by the NHS to those families.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will seek assurances from the Israeli authorities that a criminal investigation into the fatal shooting of 17 year old Mohammad Munir Mohammad Tamimi will be held.
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Labour MP for East Ham
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1994 — unknown
Also represented Newham North East
Topics of interest
Stephen Timms campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Work and Pensions
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Department for Education
- Home Office
- Universal Credit
- Work Programme
- Social Security Benefits
- Employment and Support Allowance
- Employment Schemes
Currently held offices
- 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: 4 Oct 2021.
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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