Helen Goodman

Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

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Bishop Auckland Labour

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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Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 14 Nov 2018

    Freehold Properties (Management Charges and Shared Facilities) – Helen Goodman. Ten Minute Rule Motion
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Leaving the EU: No Deal 6 Nov 2018

    There is no estimate in the Red Book for the benefits to tax revenues of the measures that we took in the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018. Is that because Ministers are holding that money in their back pocket in case of a no deal?
  • Universal Credit 5 Nov 2018

    A constituent of mine recovering from cancer came to see me. She had literally no money for food because at the moment UC is so badly designed that those whose pay date coincides with their claim date get no money at all in two months of the year. Before the roll-out, will the Secretary of State correct this design fault?

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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

  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Justice
  • HM 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: 29 Oct 2018.


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