Dawn Butler

Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities

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Brent Central Labour

Dawn Butler’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Dawn Butler sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Dawn Butler consistently voted against greater regulation of gambling, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Dawn Butler generally voted for greater autonomy for schools, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Dawn Butler has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 23 May 2018

Recent appearances

  • Backbench Business - Windrush: 70TH Anniversarybackbench Business 14 Jun 2018

    It is a privilege to contribute to this debate and to add to all the great speeches today. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Dulwich and West Norwood (Helen Hayes) for securing both this debate and the Speaker’s apartments for next week’s Windrush celebrations, organised in conjunction with Jamaica National Bank and The Voice. I agree with what she said about the Black...
  • Backbench Business - Windrush: 70TH Anniversarybackbench Business 14 Jun 2018

    I thank the hon. Gentleman for his intervention and I take his point that parties spoke about a hostile environment. The big difference is that the Prime Minister, as Home Secretary, not only spoke about it but created policies that ensured a number of people then became complicit in creating the hostile environment: doctors, nurses, teachers and landlords. It is unusual, rare and dangerous...
  • Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Government Equalities Office: Finance 14 Jun 2018

    To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the (a) administrative and (b) programme budget was for the Government Equalities Office in each year since 2010.

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Labour MP for Brent Central

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

Also represented Brent South

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Topics of interest

Dawn Butler campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Home Department
  • Women and Equalities
  • Department of Health
  • Home Office
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Identity Cards
  • Equal Pay
  • NHS: Employment Agencies
  • Personal Income
  • Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities (since 31 Aug 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Diverse Communities) (14 Jun 2017 to 31 Aug 2017)
  • Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Diverse Communities) (6 Oct 2016 to 1 Feb 2017)
  • Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (3 Nov 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office) (Young Citizens and Youth Engagement) (30 Oct 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Assistant Whip (17 Sep 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (12 Sep 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Children, Schools and Families Committee (9 Nov 2007 to 26 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Children, Schools and Families Committee (7 Nov 2007 to 28 Jan 2009)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Jane Kennedy, Minister of State), Department of Health (10 Nov 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (13 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)

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  • Has spoken in 26 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Dawn Butler’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 36 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 73.26% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 10 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 102 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Jun 2018.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Elite Mobile Ltd
Address of donor: Wembley Stadium Industrial Estate, First Way, Wembley HA9 0TU

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 given to my local party for sponsorship of 2018 calendars

Donor status: company, registration 02987598

(Registered 26 March 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Anthony Watson
Address of donor: private

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): For a member of staff and myself, flights, accommodation and tickets to the GLAAD awards, with a total value of £14,200 (£7,100 per person)

Destination of visit: Los Angeles

Dates of visit: 6-15 April 2018

Purpose of visit: Women and Equalities LGBT fact finding visit.

(Registered 25 April 2018)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Newham: (i). (Registered 08 June 2015)

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