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- 11th May to 2nd June 2020
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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Phil Wilson’s votes
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Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2019.
Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 9 votes against, 1 absence, between 2013–2016.
Consistently voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 14 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2018.
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013.
Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016.
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
3 votes for, 5 votes against, 5 absences, between 2011–2016.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Phil Wilson’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Phil Wilson’s full vote analysis page for more.
Order. Quite a few Members want to speak. The hon. Lady has been good at giving way, but I hope she will come to the end of her speech at some point.
Order. Is the hon. Lady coming to the end of her speech? She has been speaking for 25 minutes, and I want to be fair to other Members who wish to take part in the debate.
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Former Labour MP for Sedgefield
Entered the House of Commons on 20 July 2007 — Byelection
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Phil Wilson campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Work and Pensions
- Schools and Families
- Energy and Climate Change
- Disability Living Allowance
- Children: Databases
- Combined Heat and Power
- Intercity Express
- Government Departments: Publicity
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Defence Sub-Committee (12 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Defence Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (22 Jun 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Defence Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Defence Sub-Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (14 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Opposition Assistant Whip (Commons) (8 Oct 2010 to 18 Sep 2015)
- Member, North East Regional Select Committee (3 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- PPS (Mr Vernon Coaker, Minister of State), Home Office (30 Dec 2008 to 16 Jan 2009)
- Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (12 Nov 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (9 Nov 2007 to 6 May 2010)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
- Chairman, Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Chairman, Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Chairman, Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Chairman, Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Agriculture Bill Committee (6 out of 14)
- Chairman, Savings (Government Contributions) Bill Committee (2 out of 5)
- Chairman, Children and Social Work Bill Committee (2 out of 7)
- Chairman, Bank of England and Financial Services Bill Committee (3 out of 12)
- Modern Slavery Bill Committee (11 out of 11)
- Health Service Commissioner for England (Complaint Handling) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Specialist Printing Equipment and Materials (Offences) bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill Committee (5 out of 13)
- Serious Crime Bill Committee (6 out of 7)
- Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill Committee (15 out of 15)
- Immigration Bill Committee (10 out of 11)
- Citizenship (Armed Forces) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Crime and Courts Bill Committee (13 out of 13)
- Health and Social Care Bill Committee (39 out of 40)
- London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Policing and Crime Bill Committee (14 out of 16)
- Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Banking Bill Committee (16 out of 17)
- Education and Skills Bill Committee (18 out of 20)
- Counter-Terrorism Bill Committee (9 out of 14)
- Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2
Name of donor: Lord Matthew Oakeshott
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 to my campaigns account
Date received: 16 October 2019
Date accepted: 16 October 2019
Donor status: individual
(Registered 24 October 2019)
Name of donor: Labour Friends of Israel
Address of donor: BM LFI
, London WC1N 3XX
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation and meals with a value of £2,000
Destination of visit: Israel and the Palestinian Territories
Dates of visit: 28 July – 1 August 2019
Purpose of visit: Fact-finding visit. Meeting with Israeli and Palestinian co-existence campaigners, politicians, academics and diplomats.
(Registered 27 August 2019)
From 7 June 2019, unpaid Director of Phil Wilson Local Campaigns Ltd (not yet trading), a company set up to handle donations for the benefit of my campaigning. (Registered 02 October 2019)
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