Toby Perkins

Shadow Minister (Education)

Labour MP for Chesterfield

@tobyperkinsmp https://facebook.com/TobyPerkins4Chesterfield

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Toby Perkins’s voting in Parliament

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

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Toby Perkins has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Carrier Strike Group Deployment 26 Apr 2021

    I very much welcome the maiden deployment of the carrier strike group. The Secretary of State is right to say that it was envisaged and laid down under a Labour Government, and set sail under a Conservative Government. Built in shipyards in both England and Scotland, it is an example of why we are stronger in both our security and economic interests when we work closely together across the...
  • Ministerial Code 26 Apr 2021

    The Minister for the Cabinet Office says that he welcomes this urgent question today, and for once I believe him, because there is nothing he likes more than seeing the remaining shreds of the Prime Minister’s credibility for probity being blown into the wind. We know that he will look forward to an opportunity to finally get his own head down in that lavishly furnished apartment above No....
  • Education: Adult Education Devolution: Choice of Colleges 26 Apr 2021

    The Minister refers to a simpler adult education funding approach, but the decision to increase the adult education clawback threshold from 68% last year to 90% this year, and to impose it at the last minute, will place many colleges in a brutal financial situation. Leicester College, for example, is forecasting that it could be as much as £4 million worse off than expected. The Government...

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Labour MP for Chesterfield

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

Toby Perkins campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Department for Education
  • Department of Health
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Insolvency
  • Public Houses
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Apprentices
  • Personal Independence Payment

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Education) (since 10 Apr 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 11 May 2020)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (8 May 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, International Trade Committee (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow Minister (Defence) (18 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (7 Oct 2011 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 2 Nov 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2021.

9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my partner, Amanda Collumbine, as Executive Office Manager. (Registered 14 January 2020)

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