Kerry McCarthy

MP, Bristol East

Bristol East Labour

Kerry McCarthy campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Kerry McCarthy’s voting in Parliament

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

This is a selection of Kerry McCarthy’s votes.

  • Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Consistently voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Almost always voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Kerry McCarthy’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Kerry McCarthy’s full vote analysis page for more.

Kerry McCarthy has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • South-west Agriculture and Fishing 19 Oct 2016

    It is a pleasure, as ever, Mrs Moon, to see you in the Chair. I congratulate the hon. Member for North Cornwall (Scott Mann) on securing the debate. It will not surprise him to hear that I do not agree with him about the benefits of the vote on 23 June for British agriculture and fisheries. The food and farming sectors face very real threats from Brexit. I appreciate that there are...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Slaughterhouses: Animal Welfare 17 Oct 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) meat hygiene inspectors and (b) independent vets have been employed to report to the FSA on animal welfare standards in slaughterhouses in each of the last six years.
  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Slaughterhouses: Animal Welfare 17 Oct 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many animals died during transportation to slaughterhouses in each of the last six years.

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Labour MP for Bristol East

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


Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Work and Pensions
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Sri Lanka
  • Bovine Tuberculosis
  • Burma
  • Colombia
  • Departments: Sign Language

Currently held offices

  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (since 4 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (14 Sep 2015 to 26 Jun 2016)
  • Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (7 Oct 2011 to 14 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Treasury) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Opposition Assistant Whip (Commons) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (6 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (10 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, South West Regional Select Committee (3 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Douglas Alexander, Secretary of State), Department for International Development (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Jan 2009)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Rosie Winterton, Minister of State), Department of Health (11 Jun 2007 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 4 Jun 2007)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Dept. of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Government of Ireland
Address of donor: 79-80 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel and accommodation; approx. value £389

Destination of visit: Dublin

Date of visit: 2 – 4 September 2015

Purpose of visit: diaspora event for parliamentarians with Irish ancestry with the purpose of increasing and cementing links between countries.

(Registered 20 October 2015)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Part-share of house in Luton: (i).

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