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
Dawn Butler generally voted for higher taxes on banks, 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: 11 Sep 2017
It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Roger. I thank the hon. Member for Eastleigh (Mims Davies) for securing this important debate. Women make up 51% of the UK population—and if it were not for them, the other 49% would not be here. It is no big ask for Parliament to be represented 50:50. I am proud that Labour has more women than all the other political parties put...
I agree. I am sorry to disappoint the right hon. Lady in breaking the consensus, but it is my job to talk about the uncomfortable truths on the barriers to women entering Parliament.
The right hon. Lady is right. I will come to some more solutions and ways to ensure that we make this place more acceptable and accessible to women, to which I hope the Government will respond. Sometimes, the issue is not with women standing. Women often stand for positions but find that other barriers stop them from being selected or elected. Some of that is racism, discrimination, sexism...
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Labour MP for Brent Central
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Also represented Brent South
Topics of interest
Dawn Butler campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Department
- Department of Health
- Ministry of Justice
- Home Office
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Identity Cards
- 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 13 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Dawn Butler’s speeches
- Has received answers to 58 written questions in the last year — above 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 77.78% 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 15–16 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") 80 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 11 Sep 2017.
1. Employment and earnings
13 January 2017
, received £1,120 from Princess Productions Ltd, 151 Queensway, London W2 4YN, for appearing as a panellist on the Wright Stuff. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 17 January 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: Asian Trader Productions Ltd
Address of donor: 1 Silex Street, London SE1 0DW
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: New Year Calendars with a value of £5,000
Donor status: company, registration 1716184
(Registered 19 December 2016
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
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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