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: 18 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Women and Equalities: Budget Gender Impact Analysis 11 Jan 2018

    I finally received a letter from the Government Equalities Office in regards to an equality impact assessment. If, as the Minister has just stated, the impact assessment was carried out, it would have shown that 86% of the Government cuts would have fallen on women. Why then did the Government continue with these damaging policies?
  • Women and Equalities: Topical Questions 11 Jan 2018

    I, too, welcome the additional burden put on the Minister in her new role, and thank the former Minister for her work. On 26 August 2016, the Prime Minister began her PR exercise on the race disparity audit. On 10 October 2017, the Government released the data. This week, as chair of the all-party parliamentary group for governance and inclusive leadership, I launched the Investing in...
  • NHS Winter Crisis: Office for Students: Appointment 8 Jan 2018

    (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Education to make a statement on the appointment of Toby Young to the board of the Office for Students.

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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
  • 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
  • Extradition

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 23 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Dawn Butler’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 28 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 85.26% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 111 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Dawn Butler’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 90 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Jan 2018.

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: 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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