Helen Goodman

MP, Bishop Auckland

Bishop Auckland Labour

Helen Goodman campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Helen Goodman’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Helen Goodman sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

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Recent appearances

  • The Government's Plan for Brexit 7 Dec 2016

    My hon. Friend is making an excellent speech about the importance of the farming sector. She will know that we have had representations from the National Trust and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, which have millions of members, all of whom are concerned about biodiversity, which is what farmers support in this country. Farmers cannot provide the environmental goods if their...
  • The Government's Plan for Brexit 7 Dec 2016

    When the right hon. Gentleman looks at the way the other European countries conduct their negotiations within the EU at the moment, he will surely acknowledge that, for example, the Chancellor of Germany goes to her Parliament and receives a negotiating mandate, and then goes to Brussels. It is that kind of process that we on the Labour Benches are looking for.
  • The Government's Plan for Brexit 7 Dec 2016

    The Secretary of State repeats that what he is doing is—he thinks—in the national interest, but he must have heard from industrialists, as Labour Members have, that the uncertainty and lack of clarity from Ministers means that people are putting back projects and not investing. That is why the growth rate is down and the public finances are in such a mess.

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Labour MP for Bishop Auckland

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election


Topics of interest

  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Justice
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Work and Pensions
  • Children: Maintenance
  • Broadband
  • Ethiopia: Female Genital Mutilation
  • Staff
  • Furniture

Currently held offices

  • Member, Procedure Committee (since 1 Feb 2016)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 28 Oct 2015)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (since 8 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (3 Dec 2014 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (7 Oct 2011 to 3 Dec 2014)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (1 Mar 2011 to 27 Jan 2014)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (26 Oct 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Justice) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions) (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (5 Oct 2008 to 9 Jun 2009)
  • Deputy Leader of the House of Commons (2 Jul 2007 to 5 Oct 2008)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC, Minister of State), Ministry of Justice (12 Jun 2007 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, Draft Climate Change Bill (Joint Committee) (18 Mar 2007 to 3 Aug 2007)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 4 Jun 2007)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Dec 2016.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: National Union of Journalists (NUJ)
Address of donor: Headland House, 308-312 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8DP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £15,700 in paying Union Services (Parliamentary Consultancy) for the administration and co-ordination of the NUJ Parliamentary Group, of which I am the Chair; £1,200 for 27 October to 1 December 2015 and £14,500 for 2 December 2015 to 1 December 2016

Date received: 27 October 2015

Date accepted: 27 October 2015

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 04 November 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and International Monetary Fund
Address of donor: 66 Avenue d’Iéna, 75116 Paris

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flight £724.35 and accommodation £244.83, total £969.18

Destination of visit: Washington DC, USA

Date of visit: 8-12 April 2016

Purpose of visit: to attend a meeting organised by the APPG for the World Bank and IMF for international parliamentarians to hear the heads of these organisations speak and other seminars.

(Registered 05 May 2016)
Name of donor: The Bilderberg Association
Address of donor: c/o 2 St James's Place, London SW1A 1NP

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flight valued at £636 and accommodation valued at £1,166.26; £1,802.26 in total

Destination of visit: Dresden

Date of visit: 9-12 June 2016

Purpose of visit: To attend Bilderberg conference

(Registered 16 June 2016)

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