James Purnell

Former Labour MP for Stalybridge and Hyde

@jimpurnell

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Former Labour MP for Stalybridge and Hyde

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election

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Topics of interest

  • Education and Skills
  • Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • Trade and Industry
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Education (Stalybridge and Hyde)
  • Departmental Policies
  • School Sports Facilities
  • Bangladesh
  • Foster Carers

Other offices held in the past

  • Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (24 Jan 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media & Sport (28 Jun 2007 to 24 Jan 2008)
  • Minister of State (Pensions Reform), Department for Work and Pensions (6 Jun 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (8 May 2006 to 6 Jun 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Media and Tourism), Department for Culture, Media & Sport (23 May 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Culture, Media & Sport (11 May 2005 to 23 May 2005)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Ruth Kelly, Secretary of State), Cabinet Office (10 Apr 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Assistant Whip (17 Dec 2004 to 11 May 2005)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Ruth Kelly, Secretary of State), Department for Education and Skills (16 Dec 2004 to 10 Apr 2005)
  • PPS (Ms Ruth Kelly, Minister of State), Cabinet Office (2 Nov 2004 to 16 Dec 2004)
  • PPS (Ms Ruth Kelly, Financial Secretary), HM Treasury (13 May 2004 to 2 Nov 2004)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Receives £40,000 per annum as Director of Open Left, a project run under the auspices of DEMOS. Started on 7 September 2009. Address of payer: DEMOS, Third Floor, Magdalen House, 136 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TU. (Registered 15 October 2009)
Received payment of £1685.82. Hours: 64 hrs. (Registered 7 November 2009)
Received payment of £1685.82 for November 2009. Hours: 64 hrs. (Registered 16 December 2009)
Received payment of £1685.82. Hours: 64 hrs. (Registered 15 January 2010)
Received payment of £1,685.82. Hours: 64 hrs. (Registered 10 March 2010)
Received payment of £1,685.82. Hours: 64 hrs. (Registered 12 April 2010)
Received £1000 for writing an article for Prospect magazine. Address of payer: Prospect Publishing, 2 Bloomsbury Place, London WC1A 2QA. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 15 October 2009)
Received £85 for writing an article for the Guardian's Comment is Free column. Address of payer: Guardian Newspaper, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 15 October 2009)
Received £500 for writing an article for the Times. Address: 1 Virginia Street, London E98 1XY. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 11 March 2010)
Received £1,000 for two articles published in The Times. Address: News International Group, News International Ltd, 1 Virginia Street, London E98 1XY. (Registered 12 April 2010)
Received £650 for writing an article. Address: Serco Group plc, Serco House, 16 Bartley Wood Business Park, Bartley Way, Hook, Hampshire RG27 9UY. (Registered 12 April 2010)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Government of Chile
Address of donor: Palacio de la Moneda, Plaza de la Ciudadania, Santiago, Chile.
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights for myself and my partner. Amount: £3375.53
Destination of visit: Chile
Date of visit: 31 July to 19 August 2009
Purpose of visit: to give speech at Progressive Governance seminar
(Registered 15 October 2009)
Name of donor: Foundacion Ideas para el progreso
Address of donor: Calle Gobelas, 31 - Madrid 28023, Spain.
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £743.93 (flights and accommodation for two and a taxi)
Destination of visit: Madrid, Spain.
Date of visit: 2-3 October 2009
Purpose of visit: to attend a conference
(Registered 16 December 2009)
Name of donor: Policy Network
Address of donor: Third Floor, 11 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3QB.
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights £2,000; accommodation approximately £420.
Destination of visit: New Delhi, India.
Date of visit: 24-29 March 2010
Purpose of visit: to attend the Foresight India symposium.
(Registered 30 March 2010)

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