Tom Watson

MP, West Bromwich East

West Bromwich East Labour

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Tom Watson’s voting in Parliament

Tom Watson is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

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  • Tom Watson generally voted against requiring the mass retention of information about communications, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Tom Watson generally voted against greater regulation of gambling, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Labour MP for West Bromwich East

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

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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Defence
  • Education
  • Cabinet Office
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Unmanned Air Vehicles
  • Departmental Internet
  • Departmental Official Cars
  • Demos
  • Departmental Theft

Currently held offices

  • Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office (since 14 Sep 2015)
  • Deputy Leader of the Labour Party (since 12 Sep 2015)
  • Party Chair, Labour Party (since 12 Sep 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Deputy Chair, Labour Party (7 Oct 2011 to 4 Jul 2013)
  • Labour Party Deputy Chair; Campaign Co-ordinator (7 Oct 2011 to 4 Jul 2013)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (13 Jul 2009 to 17 Sep 2012)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office) (25 Jan 2008 to 9 Jun 2009)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (2 Jul 2007 to 25 Jan 2008)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans) (5 May 2006 to 6 Sep 2006)
  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (9 Sep 2004 to 10 May 2005)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo, Paymaster General), HM Treasury (13 May 2004 to 2 Nov 2004)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (7 Jun 2001 to 14 Jul 2003)

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  • Has spoken in 8 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Tom Watson’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 123 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 51.40% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 16 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.
  • 115 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Tom Watson’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 183 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Jul 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
22 January 2016, received £9,439.99 from the Story Mining and Supply Co, LLC for a film rights option on a book I co-authored. Address: 3000 Alpine Road, Suite 100, Menlo Park CA 94028. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 18 February 2016)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: GMB
Address of donor: 22 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £15,000 received via the Labour Party to support my office as Deputy Leader and Shadow Cabinet Office Minister

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 04 November 2015)
Name of donor: GMB
Address of donor: 22 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £60,000 received via the Labour Party to support my office as Deputy Leader and Shadow Cabinet Office Minister

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 01 February 2016)
Name of donor: Max Mosley
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £200,000 received via the Labour Party to support my office as Deputy Leader and Shadow Cabinet Office Minister

Donor status: individual

(Registered 28 June 2016)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Employee Pulsecheck Ltd (trading as Karian and Box)
Address of donor: 22 Lendal, York YO1 8AA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000 to support my campaign for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 11 May 2015

Date accepted: 11 May 2015

Donor status: company, registration 06568503

(Registered 29 May 2015; updated 4 August 2015)
Name of donor: Employee Pulsecheck Ltd (trading as Karian and Box)
Address of donor: 22 Lendal, York YO1 8AA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,800 in providing design work for various materials to support my campaign for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 11 May 2015

Date accepted: 11 May 2015

Donor status: company, registration 06568503

(Registered 29 May 2015; updated 4 August 2015)
Name of donor: Employee Pulsecheck Ltd (trading as Karian and Box)
Address of donor: 22 Lendal, York YO1 8AA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000 in providing design work for various materials to support my campaign for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 6 June 2015

Date accepted: 6 June 2015

Donor status: company, registration 06568503

(Registered 26 June 2015; updated 4 August 2015)
Name of donor: Bond Wolfe Estates Ltd
Address of donor: 2 Water Court, Water Street, Birmingham B3 1HP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: in support of my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party, provision of office accommodation between 8 June and 12 September 2015; value £13,398.42

Date received: 8 June 2015

Date accepted: 8 June 2015

Donor status: company, registration no 4392069

(Registered 26 June 2015)
Name of donor: Trust Reservations
Address of donor: 6 Oxford Street, Hungerford RG17 8XP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: in support of my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party, provision of office accommodation between 15 June and 31 July 2015; value £6,000

Date received: 15 June 2015

Date accepted: 15 June 2015

Donor status: company, registration 03829637

(Registered 26 June 2015)
Name of donor: Unite
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: in support of my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party, use of office accommodation and phones between 15 June and 12 September 2015; value £10,500

Date received: 15 June 2015

Date accepted: 15 June 2015

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 06 July 2015)
Name of donor: Employee Pulsecheck, trading as Karian and Box
Address of donor: 22 Lendal, York YO1 8AA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: design work, value £2,600, for various materials to support my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 30 July 2015

Date accepted: 30 July 2015

Donor status: company, registration no 06568503

(Registered 31 July 2015)
Name of donor: Trust Reservations
Address of donor: 6 Oxford St, Hungerford RG17 8XP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: in support of my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party, provision of additional office accommodation between 22 July 2015 and 2 September 2015, value £2,960.40

Date received: 22 July 2015

Date accepted: 22 July 2015

Donor status: company, registration 03829637

(Registered 31 July 2015)
Name of donor: Unite
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: in support of my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party, use of office accommodation and phones between 10 July and 7 August 2015; value £2,000

Date received: 10 July 2015

Date accepted: 10 July 2015

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 31 July 2015)
Name of donor: Ian Corfield
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 to support my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 23 July 2015

Date accepted: 23 July 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 31 July 2015)
Name of donor: ASLEF
Address of donor: 77 St John St, London EC1M 4NN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: postage with a value of £2,499.75 in support of my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 31 July 2015

Date accepted: 31 July 2015

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 31 July 2015)
Name of donor: Anthony Gajadharsingh
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 in support of my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 18 August 2015

Date accepted: 18 August 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 24 August 2015)
Name of donor: DCD Properties
Address of donor: 90 Long Acre, London WC2E 9RA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 in support of my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 4 August 2015

Date accepted: 4 August 2015

Donor status: company, registration 03092306

(Registered 24 August 2015)
Name of donor: Employee Pulsecheck Ltd (trading as Karian and Box)
Address of donor: 22 Lendal, York YO1 8AA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: design work for various materials to support my campaign for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party; value £1,625

Date received: 21 August 2015

Date accepted: 21 August 2015

Donor status: company, registration 06568503

(Registered 24 August 2015)
Name of donor: Organise Consulting
Address of donor: 3 Akenside Hill, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3UF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: in support of my campaign for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party, in-kind donation of £21,170, which comprised £50 for work on website and £21,120 worth of phone calls

Date received: 21 August 2015

Date accepted: 21 August 2015

Donor status: company, registration 08267284

(Registered 24 August 2015)
Name of donor: Unite
Address of donor:128 Theobalds Road London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Use of additional office accommodation and phones between 1 and 31 August 2015, and use of auditorium at head office on 23 August 2015, all to support my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour party; total value £3,500

Date received: 1 August 2015

Date accepted: 26 August 2015

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 26 August 2015)
Name of donor: Paramjit P Bassi CBE
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: donation of printing, with a value of £10,000, in support of my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 29 August 2015

Date accepted: 29 August 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 17 September 2015)
Name of donor: Max Mosley
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £12,500 in support of my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 29 August 2015

Date accepted: 29 August 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 17 September 2015)
Name of donor: Max Mosley
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: donation of printing, with a value of £27,554.06, in support of my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 29 August 2015

Date accepted: 29 August 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 17 September 2015)
Name of donor: Alicia Kennedy
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: interest free unsecured loan of £12,000, to be repaid on or before 2 November 2015, in support of my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party. Loan repayment completed on 19 October 2015.

Date received: 27 August 2015

Date accepted: 27 August 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 17 September 2015; updated 26 October 2015)
Name of donor: Haji Baba Ltd
Address of donor: 41 Alexandra Road, Hounslow, London TW3 4HW

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 in support of my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 28 August 2015

Date accepted: 28 August 2015

Donor status: company, registration no 06828274

(Registered 17 September 2015)
Name of donor: Unite
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: donation of printing, with a value of £70,000, in support of my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 27 August 2015

Date accepted: 27 August 2015

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 17 September 2015)
Name of donor: Unite
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: in support of my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party, use of office accommodation and phones during 1-10 September 2015; value £3,000

Date received: 1 September 2015

Date accepted:10 September 2015

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 17 September 2015)
Name of donor: Arden Park Properties Ltd
Address of donor: 382 Aston Lane, Witton, Birmingham B6 6QN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 in support of my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 3 September 2015

Date accepted: 3 September 2015

Donor status: company, registration number 03984680.

(Registered 17 September 2015)
Name of donor: Michael Parker
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 in support of my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 1 September 2015

Date accepted: 1 September 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 17 September 2015)
Name of donor: Starcross Building Ltd
Address of donor: Branston Court, Branston Street, Hockley, Birmingham B18 6BA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £15,000 in support of my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 8 October 2015

Date accepted: 16 October 2015

Donor status: company, registration 04540649

(Registered 16 October 2015)
Name of donor: Sir Trevor Chinn
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 to support my office as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party

Date received: 2 December 2015

Date accepted: 9 December 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 09 December 2015)
Name of donor: Sir Trevor Chinn
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,475 to support my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party. This donation became registrable upon acceptance of a further donation on 9 December 2015 (shown above).

Date received: 26 June 2015

Date accepted: 26 June 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 14 December 2015)
Name of donor: Betterworld Ltd
Address of donor: 14 St Mary’s Street, Stamford PE9 2DF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £15,000 to support my office as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party

Date received: 14 January 2016

Date accepted: 14 January 2016

Donor status: company, registration 03408967

(Registered 14 January 2016)
Name of donor: DCD Properties Ltd
Address of donor: 90 Long Acre, London, WC2E 9RA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 to support my office as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party

Date received: 26 January 2016

Date accepted: 27 January 2016

Donor status: company, registration 03092306

(Registered 27 January 2016)
Name of donor: Sir Trevor Chinn
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 to support my office as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party

Date received: 27 June 2016

Date accepted: 28 June 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 28 June 2016)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: EE Ltd
Address of donor: Trident Place, Mosquito Way, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9BW

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets and accommodation to attend the Glastonbury Festival, total value £956

Date received: 22-26 June 2016

Date accepted: 22 June 2016

Donor status: company, registration 02382161

(Registered 05 July 2016)
8. Miscellaneous
From 5 December 2013, Honorary President of the Goulash Co-operative Limited, 2 Coombe Warren, Brinklow Road, Coventry CV3 2AB (registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965), in which I hold one share. Expected commitment of 2-3 hours per month for which I receive no remuneration. (Registered 20 December 2013; updated 6 January 2014)

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