Liam Byrne

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

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.

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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: 9 Apr 2019

Recent appearances

  • Net Zero Emissions Target 12 Jun 2019

    I, too, welcome today’s statement as an important step forward. I hope the Secretary of State will join me in congratulating Birmingham City Council, which last night declared a climate emergency and a much more ambitious date to achieve zero carbon status. I hope he will also congratulate Birmingham Youth Strike 4 Climate, which has helped to lead this campaign in our region. It would be a...
  • Definition of Islamophobia 16 May 2019

    I, too, commend my hon. Friend for the leadership that he has shown on this issue. Hate crime against Muslims has risen by almost 100% since the Brexit referendum. In my constituency, which has the biggest Muslim population of any constituency in Britain, nearly 90% of my constituents have experienced Islamophobia or know someone who has. That includes bottles thrown at them, alcohol thrown...
  • Environment and Climate Change 1 May 2019

    It was 307 years ago that Thomas Newcomen demonstrated the first working steam engine up in Dudley Castle. It was put to work pretty rapidly, pumping the water out of Lord Dudley’s coal mines. Over the next three centuries not only did James Watt and Matthew Boulton go on to perfect the steam engine in Handsworth, but Frank Whittle led the country into the steam age. From our region, we are...

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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

  • 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 39 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Liam Byrne’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 76 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 74.05% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • 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") 629 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 3 Jun 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
From November 2017, lecturer at Said Business School, Oxford University, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP:
10 June 2018, payment of £625. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 11 June 2018)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: R P Strategy
Address of donor: Meryll House, 57 Worcester Road, Bromsgrove B61 7DN

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 for additional office staff support

Date received: 1 March 2019

Date accepted: 1 March 2019

Donor status: company, registration 10799857

(Registered 15 May 2019)
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
I am a director (unpaid) of the Great Britain China Centre, non-departmental public body. (Registered 30 January 2019)
I am a governor (unpaid) at the Institute of Government. (Registered 04 February 2019)

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