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:
Stephen Timms generally voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Labour MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
Stephen Timms generally voted for a transparent Parliament, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes
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Stephen Timms has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 20 Dec 2017
Burma 15 Mar 2018
I echo the Minister’s tribute to the people and Government of Bangladesh for the generosity that has been shown to the Rohingya refugees. What realistic prospect does he see of any significant numbers of returns to Rakhine state in, say, the next 12 months? He was right to highlight the pernicious effects of the 1982 citizenship law. Does he see any realistic prospect of that being...
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the state of freedom of religion and belief in Pakistan.
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress her Department has made on assisting the Federal Government of Pakistan with drafting a new educational curriculum to ensure the removal of biased content and derogatory language toward religious minorities.
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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
- HM Treasury
- Universal Credit
- Work Programme
- Social Security Benefits
- Employment and Support Allowance
- Employment Schemes
Currently held offices
- Member, Committee on Exiting the European Union (since 11 Sep 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Committee on Exiting 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)
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- Has spoken in 87 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Stephen Timms’s speeches
- Has received answers to 419 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 90.23% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 23 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1275 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Mar 2018.
Name of donor: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
Address of donor: 44 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2NR
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flights, accommodation, meals and transfers with a value of £550
Destination of visit: Berlin
Dates of visit: 21-23 June 2017
Purpose of visit: meetings with Members of the German Parliament
(Registered 06 July 2017
Name of donor: (1) Egyptian Parliament
; (2) Mr Samir Takla
Address of donor: (1) Parliament of Egypt, Protocol department, House of Representatives, Cairo; (2) private
Destination of visit: Cairo
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Flights, meals and transport in Cairo valued at £1,819; (2) hotel accommodation valued at £180
Dates of visit: 24-27 November 2017
Purpose of visit: To meet parliamentarians, ministers and others, and to discuss political and economic developments in Egypt.
(Registered 04 December 2017
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