Liam Byrne

Labour MP for Birmingham, Hodge Hill

@LiamByrneMP https://facebook.com/LiamByrneHodgeHill

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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:

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

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Towns Fund 30 Nov 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what awards have been made from the Towns Fund; to which projects those awards have been made; and what the value is of each such grant awarded.
  • Covid-19: Winter Plan 23 Nov 2020

    On Friday, I met online with nurses in Birmingham who said that they had never seen so much death on the wards. They have had to bid goodbye to colleagues who have left the hospital in hearses. Many are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. We owe it to them to play by the rules to save our NHS, but we have to save livelihoods, too. I have read the action plan that the Prime Minister...
  • Covid-19: Winter Plan 23 Nov 2020

    On Friday, I met online with nurses in Birmingham who said that they had never seen so much death on the wards. They have had to bid goodbye to colleagues who have left the hospital in hearses. Many are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. We owe it to them to play by the rules to save our NHS, but we have to save livelihoods, too. I have read the action plan that the Prime Minister...

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Labour MP for Birmingham, Hodge Hill

Entered the House of Commons on 15 July 2004 — Byelection

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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

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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Nov 2020.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Trevor Chinn
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 6 November 2019

Date accepted: 7 November 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 January 2020)
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)
From 2 May 2019, a Trustee (unpaid) of the Birmingham Museums and Arts Trust. (Registered 07 August 2019)

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