Helen Goodman

Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

Labour MP for Bishop Auckland

@HelenGoodmanMP https://facebook.com/helengoodmanBA

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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Helen Goodman has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Prime Minister’s Statement: European Union (Withdrawal) Acts 19 Oct 2019

    Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. In light of the Leader of the House’s very brief remarks, I wonder whether it has been made clear to you when the Second Reading of the Bill that the Prime Minister said would be introduced will take place, and which days next week we will have as the two days to complete our debates, and vote, on the Queen’s Speech.
  • Business of the House (Saturday 19 October) 17 Oct 2019

    Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?
  • Business of the House 17 Oct 2019

    As the Leader of the House says, when the right hon. Member for West Dorset (Sir Oliver Letwin) brings things to the House, they are carefully considered. The Leader of the House has undertaken to put the documents in the Vote Office if they are agreed with the European Union. When will that be? Will the documents include the political declaration? Will the documents highlight the changes...

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Labour MP for Bishop Auckland

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

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Topics of interest

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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 31 Oct 2017)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
  • Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (since 6 Jul 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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: 30 Sep 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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