Helen Goodman

MP, Bishop Auckland

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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: 29 Jun 2017

Recent appearances

  • Schools: National Funding Formula 14 Sep 2017

    Seven years ago there were two secondary schools in Spennymoor. Now there is only one, and no children went into the sixth form this September, which obviously puts its future into question. Surely the truth is that because the Secretary of State has been able to win only £1.3 billion and not £2.7 billion, she will not be able to give those children in Spennymoor the future they...
  • Business of the House 14 Sep 2017

    The weakness of the House’s scrutiny of delegated legislation was illustrated yesterday afternoon by the fact that the House passed a motion calling for the regulations on tuition fees not to go forward which the Government propose to ignore. The Leader of the House knows that amendments have been tabled by Members in all parts of the House looking for changes to the European Union...
  • Business of the House (Today): Nomination of Members to Committees 12 Sep 2017

    The logic of the hon. and learned Lady’s position is that were the Conservative party to have 251 seats and the Labour party 250, with the other seats held by a variety of parties, it would still be right for the Conservative party to have a majority on every Committee. That is the logic of her argument. Is that what she is saying?

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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
  • 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 11 Sep 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: 11 Sep 2017.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: BM Creative
Address of donor: Aldwych House, 81 Aldwych, London WC2B 4HN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 for my election campaign

Donor status: company, registration 05635995

(Registered 05 July 2017)
Name of donor: Teescraft Engineering Ltd
Address of donor: 1-3 Longfield Road, South Church Enterprise park, Bishop Auckland DL14 6XB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,500 for my election campaign

Donor status: company, registration 1554968

(Registered 05 July 2017)
Name of donor: Teescraft Engineering Ltd
Address of donor: 1-3 Longfield Road, South Church Enterprise park, Bishop Auckland DL14 6XB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000 for my election campaign

Donor status: company, registration 1554968

(Registered 05 July 2017)
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 was 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)
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: £15,120 in paying Union Services (Parliamentary Consultancy) for the administration and co-ordination of the NUJ Parliamentary Group; for 2 December 2016 to 1 December 2017. I was Chair of this group until June 2017.

Date received: 2 December 2016

Date accepted: 2 December 2016

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 06 February 2017; updated 11 July 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) Britain-Palestine Communications Centre, (2) President’s Office, Ramallah (3) Travel2Palestine Ltd
Address of donor: (1) c/o 5 Galena Road, London W6 0LT (2) Muqata, Ramallah, Palestine (3) 160 London Road, Kingston, KT2 6QW

Amount of donation: (1) return flights costing £538 and food and other travel at a cost of £532, £1,070 in total (2) accommodation to a value of £430 (3) small contribution, under £75, towards cost of food and transport

Destination of visit: Jerusalem and the West Bank

Date of visit: 2-6 January 2017

Purpose of visit: fact-finding political delegation to Israel and the West Bank.

(Registered 03 February 2017)

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