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 occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Refuges: Females 13 Sep 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what Government funding has been allocated for women’s refuges in each year from 2015 to 2020.
  • Women and Equalities: Topical Questions 13 Sep 2018

    We welcome the fact that upskirting has been made into a specific sexual offence. It cannot be right, therefore, that victims of revenge porn are not afforded the protection of anonymity. The Government’s new victim strategy, which was released on Monday, failed to address the lack of protection for victims of image-based sexual abuse. When will the Government close this loophole in law...
  • Written Answers — Prime Minister: Members: Correspondence 10 Sep 2018

    To ask the Prime Minister, when her office plans fully to respond to the letters of the hon. Member for Brent Central of (a) 18 April 2018 on Windrush landing cards, (b) 20 April 2018 on next steps to address the Windrush scandal, (c) 30 April 2018 on deportation flights and (d) 18 May 2018 on the lack of responses to previous letters of the hon. Member for Brent Central.

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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

  • Women and Equalities
  • Home Department
  • Home Office
  • Department of Health
  • 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 26 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 73.25% 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") 104 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 15 Oct 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
11 September 2018, received £1,050 from Eden & Partners Ltd, 50 Broadway, London SW1H 0RG, for a series of three development programmes. Hours: 9 hrs. (Registered 09 October 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: 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)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: The Football Association
Address of donor: PO Box 1966, London SW1P 9EQ

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for Community Shield at Wembley, with associated hospitality, estimated value £520; and a further eight tickets for two staff members, value £540; £1,060 in total

Date received: 3 August 2018

Date accepted: 3 August 2018

Donor status: company, registration 00077797

(Registered 30 August 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)
Name of donor: The Institute of Travel and Tourism
Address of donor: Conduit House, Conduit Lane, Hoddesdon EN11 8EP

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights and hotel with a total value of £1,160.12

Destination of visit: Sicily

Dates of visit: 30 May - 5 June 2018

Purpose of visit: Speech at the Institute of Travel and Tourism Conference 2018.

(Registered 13 June 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 London: (i). (Registered 08 June 2015; updated 03 September 2018)

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