Liam Byrne

Labour MP for Birmingham, Hodge Hill

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Liam Byrne’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Liam Byrne sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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Liam Byrne has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

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Labour MP for Birmingham, Hodge Hill

Entered the House of Commons on 15 July 2004 — Byelection

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Topics of interest

Liam Byrne campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Work and Pensions
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Home Office
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Universal Credit
  • Students: Loans
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Work Programme
  • Housing Benefit

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (since 25 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (since 5 Jan 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Economy) (17 Jul 2017 to 10 Apr 2020)
  • Member, International Trade Committee (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (7 Oct 2013 to 12 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (20 Jan 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (8 Oct 2010 to 20 Jan 2011)
  • Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (6 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (3 Oct 2008 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • Minister of State (HM Treasury) (also in the Home Office) (25 Jan 2008 to 3 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands) (29 Jun 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) (Borders and Immigration) (28 Jun 2007 to 3 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) (Immigration and Asylum) (9 May 2007 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) (Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality) (22 May 2006 to 8 May 2007)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) (5 May 2006 to 22 May 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (Care Services) (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (22 Feb 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
15 November 2021, payment of £1,250 and benefits of a value £850 from Abbott Barber Communications, 12 Warwick Road, Stourbridge, for a lecture at the ITT Conference, ITT, PO Box 217, 4-6 Crane Mead, Ware, Herts SG12 8WY. Hours: 16 hrs. (Registered 09 December 2021)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Swiss Foreign Ministry
Address of donor: Presence Switzerland PRS, Bundesgasse 32, 3003 Bern, Switzerland

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights, accommodation, hospitality and local travel pass, total approx. value £2,300

Destination of visit: Switzerland (Bern, Zurich, Zug)

Date of visit: 10-14 April 2022

Purpose of visit: Participation in a parliamentary study trip to Switzerland (Swiss-UK relations, finance and trade, science and innovation)

(Registered 23 May 2022)
Name of donor: Ditchley Foundation
Address of donor: Ditchley Park, Enstone, Chipping Norton OX7 4ER

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation and hospitality, total approx. value £1,800

Destination of visit: New York, USA

Dates of visit: 22-24 April 2022

Purpose of visit: Participation in conference on Geofinance: the impact of China, cyber security and other strategic issues on the global financial system.

(Registered 24 May 2022)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
From August 2017, rental income from my London home, which is paid to my wife and is below registrable level: (i). (Registered 04 June 2018)
8. Miscellaneous
From 2 May 2019, a Trustee (unpaid) of the Birmingham Museums and Arts Trust. (Registered 07 August 2019)

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