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

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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 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Attorney General: Syria: Armed Conflict 18 Oct 2017

    To ask the Attorney General, what charges have been brought against British citizens for acts relating to the conflict in Syria and Daesh activities in that region; how many citizens have been charged for each such offence; and what sentences have been handed down by courts from convictions relating to such charges.
  • Written Answers — Attorney General: Prosecutions: British Nationals Abroad 18 Oct 2017

    To ask the Attorney General, what steps he is taking under the (a) UK statutory and (b) international legal framework to improve rates of prosecution for British Citizens for participation in (i) acts of genocide and (b) war crimes committed abroad.
  • The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government 17 Oct 2017

    Let me add my congratulations to my hon. Friend the Member for Bethnal Green and Bow (Rushanara Ali) on securing this debate. On behalf of many of us, may I say to her and to the hon. Members for Colchester (Will Quince), for Sutton and Cheam (Paul Scully) and for St Albans (Mrs Main) that the debt that we owe to them for the courage with which they have borne witness and given testimony...

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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 Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • 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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  • Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Liam Byrne’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 60 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 75.00% 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.
  • 89 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Liam Byrne’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 568 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Oct 2017.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Sir T E Chinn
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 27 June 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) The Great Britain China Centre with sponsorship by Prudential plc; (2) The All China Youth Federation
Address of donor: (1) 15 Belgrave Square, London SWIX 8PS; (2) 10, Qianmen Dong Dajie, Beijing, 100051, People’s Republic of China

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Flights and local transport with a value of £642.50; (2) Flights and local transport £642.50, plus accommodation £889, food and drink £178 and meetings (inc. interpretation, venue hire, equipment) £1,333, total £3,042.50

Destination of visit: China

Dates of visit: 5 – 9 December 2016

Purpose of visit: To attend the 2016 UK-China Young Leaders Roundtable and the UK-China People-to-People Dialogue, building UK-China partnership in youth, reform, innovation and entrepreneurship.

(Registered 19 December 2016)
Name of donor: Shura Council of Saudi Arabia
Address of donor: Al Yamamah Palace, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights and accommodation £6,080; internal transport and hospitality £642.14; total value £6,722.14

Destination of visit: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Dates of visit: 9-13 April 2017

Purpose of visit: To strengthen British Saudi Arabian diplomatic relations.

(Registered 09 June 2017)

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