Helen Goodman

Former Labour MP for Bishop Auckland

@HelenGoodmanMP https://facebook.com/helengoodmanBA

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Former Labour MP for Bishop Auckland

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

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

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Helen Goodman campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

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

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (31 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (6 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (1 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (28 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • 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 Nov 2019.

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

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 31 October 2019)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Lord Matthew Oakeshott
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date received: 19 September 2019

Date accepted: 19 September 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 22 October 2019)
Name of donor: BM Creative Management Ltd
Address of donor: 4th Floor, York House, 23 Kingsway, London WC2B 6UJ

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 for office and campaign costs

Date received: 10 October 2019

Date accepted: 10 October 2019

Donor status: company, registration 05635995

(Registered 24 October 2019)
Name of donor: Heather Smith
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Date received: 31 October 2019

Date accepted: 31 October 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 31 October 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Justice for Colombia
Address of donor: 4th Floor, 75-77 St John Street, London EC1M 4NN

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights and accommodation with a value of £3,304

Destination of visit: Colombia

Dates of visit: 25 May to 1 June 2019

Purpose of visit: Monitoring of the implementation of the Colombian Peace Agreement.

(Registered 11 June 2019)

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