Stephen Timms

MP, East Ham

East Ham Labour

Stephen Timms campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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:

  • 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 hardly ever 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

  • Work and Pensions
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department for Education
  • Treasury
  • 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 31 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Education, Skills and the Economy Sub-Committee (1 Feb 2016 to 31 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Education 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 73 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Stephen Timms’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 543 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 72.97% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 136 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Stephen Timms’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1221 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 21 Nov 2016.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) Konrad Adenauer Foundation (2) British Council, New York Office (3) Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: (1) Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Klingelhöferstraße 23, 10785 Berlin, Germany (2) British Consulate General, 845 Third Avenue, NY 100022, USA (3) 7 Junisplassen 1, N-0032 Oslo

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) hotel room and hospitality, £1,100 (2) flights, £450 (3) airport transfers and hospitality, £350; total £1,900

Destination of visit: New York

Date of visit: 17-21 September 2015

Purpose of visit: to attend consultation of the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief.

(Registered 09 November 2015)
Name of donor: Labour Friends of Bangladesh
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and meals with a total value of £1,200

Destination of visit: Dhaka and Sylhet, Bangladesh

Date of visit: 13-19 February 2016

Purpose of visit: to meet political leaders and Bangladeshis with connections in the constituency, in order to strengthen the ties between our two countries.

(Registered 21 March 2016)
Name of donor: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel and accommodation with a total value of £2,800

Destination of visit: United Arab Emirates

Date of visit: 1-6 April 2016

Purpose of visit: to meet with Government Ministers, Members of the Federal National Council and senior business figures, in order to build on bilateral relationship.

(Registered 15 April 2016)
Name of donor: ABP (London) Investment Ltd
Address of donor: 4th Floor, East Wing, Building 1000, Dockside Rd, London E16 2QY

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights and accommodation with a total value of £4,947

Destination of visit: Beijing

Date of visit: 18-19 June 2016

Purpose of visit: to participate in a seminar on "Headquarters Economy".

(Registered 13 July 2016)
Name of donor: Rolls-Royce Plc
Address of donor: 62 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AT

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): £213 contribution towards accommodation. All other costs were met by a non-registrable source.

Destination of visit: Berlin, Brandenburg

Dates of visit: 17–20 September 2016

Purpose of visit: British-German APPG visit to the German Parliament, Chancellery, Ministries, Rolls-Royce aero-engine factory and to meet with German businesses and parliamentarians to discuss the EU Referendum’s future impact.

(Registered 01 November 2016)

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