Liam Byrne

Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Economy)

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Birmingham, Hodge Hill Labour

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.

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  • Liam Byrne generally voted for a transparent Parliament, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Industry: Economic Growth 17 Oct 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility of 11 September 2018, Official Report, column 302WH, what progress his Department has made on assessing the potential merits of establishing an expanded and mission-oriented industrial strategy focused on...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions 15 Oct 2018

    Birmingham’s food banks have had their busiest year ever—70% of their demand is due to universal credit. Can I give the Secretary of State a choice? Either pause this crazy roll-out or come to Birmingham and help us to raise the tonne and a half of food we need each month to replenish the empty food bank stock.
  • Funeral Poverty: Economic Justice Commission 11 Sep 2018

    A vote is imminent, so I shall be brief. I am not entirely convinced that the Minister has read the report. She did not say much about what she had learned or what she disagreed with; we heard a defence of everything in the Government’s platform. I do not think that the British public want an economic policy that is a nudge here and a nudge there. I think that they are looking for a...

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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 of Health
  • Universal Credit
  • Students: Loans
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Work Programme
  • Housing Benefit

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Economy) (since 17 Jul 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 33 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Liam Byrne’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 49 written questions in the last year — 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 71.19% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 30 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 609 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 15 Oct 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
From November 2017, lecturer at Said Business School, Oxford University, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP:
13 January 2018, payment of £1,500. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 18 January 2018)
10 June 2018, payment of £625. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 11 June 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) Great Britain China Centre (with sponsorship from BP and Prudential) (2) International Liaison Department of the Chinese Communist Party (IDCPC)
Address of donor: (1) 15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PS (2) No.4 Fuxing Road, Beijing

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Airfare £2,336; hotel and breakfast in Beijing £232.56; total £2,568.56 (2) food and drink (estimated at £60/day) £180; domestic travel (estimated at £10/day) £30; total £210

Destination of visit: Beijing, China

Dates of visit: 9-11 April 2018

Purpose of visit: To attend the 2018 UK-China Leadership Forum, organised by the Great Britain China Centre and IDCPC; to engage with Chinese Communist Officials on a broad range of topics and to strengthen UK-China bilateral relations.

(Registered 24 April 2018)
Name of donor: Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF
Address of donor: 66 Avenue d’Iéna, 75116 Paris

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Airfare and hotel £2,147; domestic travel £69; total value £2,216

Destination of visit: Washington DC, USA

Dates of visit: 14-18 April 2018

Purpose of visit: To attend the IMF/World Bank Global Parliamentary Network Conference, focusing on global youth unemployment.

(Registered 21 May 2018)
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)

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