Stephen Timms

MP, East Ham

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East Ham Labour

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.

Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

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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
  • Department for Education
  • HM Treasury
  • Home Office
  • 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)

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 88 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Stephen Timms’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 457 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 83.68% 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.
  • 124 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Stephen Timms’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1287 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Sep 2018.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Christian Responsibility in Public Affairs
Address of donor: 10 St Hilda's Road, London SW13 9JE

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two nights' accommodation and meals for me and my wife, associated with delivering a speech, and valued at £800

Date received: 29 June - 1 July 2018

Date accepted: 29 June 2018

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 26 July 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan)
Address of donor: c/o Taipei Representative Office in the UK, 50 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, internal travel, accommodation and hospitality; approx. value £5,000

Destination of visit: Taipei

Dates of visit: 16 – 23 September 2017

Purpose of visit: Taiwan APPG delegation at the invitation of the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to gain a better understanding of economic and political issues concerning the country.

(Registered 12 October 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)
Name of donor: The Egyptian British Chamber of Commerce
Address of donor: 24 New Broadway, London W5 2XA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, surface transport and accommodation with a value of £1,800

Destination of visit: Cairo, Egypt

Dates of visit: 12-14 February 2018

Purpose of visit: In my capacity as Chair of the APPG on Egypt and Member of the Committee on Exiting the European Union, to take part in seminar organised by the Egyptian British Chamber of Commerce on the UK Exiting the European Union.

(Registered 07 March 2018)
Name of donor: Tear Fund
Address of donor: 100 Church Road, Teddington TW11 8QE

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights for myself only, plus accommodation for me and my wife, total value £1,543

Destination of visit: Dodoma, Tanzania

Dates of visit: 27-31 May 2018

Purpose of visit: To visit Tear Fund partners and projects in and around Dodoma.

(Registered 19 June 2018)
Name of donor: BASF
Address of donor: BASF SE, Europahaus, Benckiserplatz 1, 67059 Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights £338.12, hotel £124.39, meals £189.58 and in-country transportation £75, total £727.09

Destination of visit: Ludwigshafen, Germany

Dates of visit: 19-20 July 2018

Purpose of visit: Educational visit to BASF production site organised by the Industry and Parliament Trust.

(Registered 31 July 2018; updated 20 August 2018)
8. Miscellaneous
From 25 November 2016 to 27 July 2018, Trustee, Royal Albert Dock Trust. (Registered 10 May 2018; updated 02 August 2018)
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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