Virendra Sharma

Labour MP for Ealing, Southall


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Virendra Sharma’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 18 May 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Labour MP for Ealing, Southall

Entered the House of Commons on 20 July 2007 — Byelection

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Topics of interest

Virendra Sharma campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Health
  • Department of Health
  • Home Office
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Tuberculosis
  • Heart Diseases: Medical Treatments
  • Developing Countries: Tuberculosis
  • Hepatitis
  • Coronavirus: Screening

Currently held offices

  • Member, Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill Committee (since 5 Jan 2022)
  • Member, International Development Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 15 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (13 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, International Development Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, International Development Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (2 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, International Development Committee (9 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • PPS (Mr Phil Woolas, Minister of State), Home Office (30 Dec 2008 to 16 Jan 2009)
  • PPS (Mr Phil Woolas, Minister of State), HM Treasury (30 Dec 2008 to 16 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee) (1 May 2008 to 22 Jul 2008)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (9 Nov 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Justice Committee (6 Nov 2007 to 25 Jan 2010)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Mar 2023.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1 1YW, for opinion surveys. Fees paid to local community organisations.
6 October 2022, payment of £450 for two surveys. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 19 October 2022)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: SBI (UK LTD)
Address of donor: State Bank of India, 15 King Street, London EC2V 8EA
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: A cross-party Diwali reception I co-hosted with two other MPs and a Peer in the House of Commons, including catering and the hire of a photographer, steward and equipment, total value £5,499
Date received: 17 October 2022
Date accepted: 17 October 2022
Donor status: company, registration 10436460
(Registered 18 November 2022)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Indian Economic Trade Organization
Address of donor: 3, Priyank Villa, IAF Post, Bagalur Road Bengaluru-560063, India
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation and registration fee, value £4,726
Destination of visit: Bengaluru and Indore, India
Dates of visit: 4-11 January 2023
Purpose of visit: Pravasi Bhartiya Divas and the NRI conference to further relations between India and the UK.
(Registered 06 March 2023)

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