Tom Blenkinsop

MP, Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland Labour

Tom Blenkinsop campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Tom Blenkinsop’s voting in Parliament

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

This is a selection of Tom Blenkinsop’s votes.

  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Almost always 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 a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes

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

Tom Blenkinsop has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • European Council 24 Oct 2016

    The Prime Minister said that discussing trade at the European Council was a topic for the future. In relation to lesser duty tariffs, her chief of staff, Nick Timothy, seems to know the Government’s hand very well and has, indeed, declared it. He says: “We do not have to accept ‘dumping’ by the Chinese steel industry” and we “could impose retaliatory...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Teesside Investment 24 Oct 2016

    With reference to the report by Lord Heseltine, “Tees Valley: Opportunity Unlimited”, published in June 2016, whether he plans to provide increased levels of support or investment for Teesside.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Teesside Investment 24 Oct 2016

    While not flawless, the Heseltine report recognises the real potential on Teesside. However, the recommended electrification of the North Allerton to Teesside line has been ruled out. Carbon capture and storage was recommended but has been ruled out. Prioritisation for the national teaching service for the area is still under review. The immediate transfer of the former SSI site to the new...

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Labour MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

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


Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Education
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Fire Services
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Regional Planning and Development
  • Public Sector: Mutual Societies

Currently held offices

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 1 Feb 2016)
  • Member, Committee on Standards (since 28 Oct 2015)
  • Member, Committee on Privileges (since 28 Oct 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 17 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (13 Jul 2015 to 22 Feb 2016)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (13 Jul 2015 to 22 Feb 2016)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (9 May 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (7 Oct 2011 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (4 Jul 2011 to 14 Nov 2011)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (22 Nov 2010 to 7 Nov 2011)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 23 Jan 2012)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Northumbrian Water Ltd
Address of donor: Boldon House, Wheatlands Way, Pity Me, Durham DH1 5FA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: for a member of staff and myself, tickets with hospitality to watch a football match at the Stadium of Light, total value £780

Date received: 27 May 2016

Date accepted: 27 May 2016

Donor status: company, registration 2366703

(Registered 26 July 2016)
10. Family members engaged in lobbying the public sector on behalf of a third party or client
My brother, Joseph Blenkinsop is employed by Bell Pottinger as an Account Manager. (Registered 19 May 2015)

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