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.

  • Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • EU Referendum: UK Steel Industry — [Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] 13 Jul 2016

    One of the unilateral cost increases for the industry was the carbon price floor, which was a unilateral tax introduced by the British Government without any foresight. They then had to request permission from the EU to try to provide a compensation scheme. Post-Brexit, will the Government reconsider that measure in the immediate future to give more space to the steel industry on costs?
  • Nato Warsaw Summit 11 Jul 2016

    May I also welcome Unite’s decision to reconfirm the position that dates back to Ernest Bevin—the former general secretary of what was then the Transport and General Workers’ Union and today is Unite? Will the Secretary of State say more about the situation post-Brexit? Programmes such as that for the F-35 cost around $100 million per aircraft before the referendum. Will...
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Iron and Steel: Hartlepool 11 Jul 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking in response to the result of the EU referendum to ensure that investment in the Hartlepool steel pipe mills is made.

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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)
  • Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (since 26 Oct 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Jul 2016.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Community - The Union for Life
Address of donor: 465c Caledonian Road, London N7 9GX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: travel, 2 night's accommodation and meals while attending Community Annual Conference in Glasgow, from 29 June - 1 July 2015; total value £439.20

Date received: 29 June- 1 July 2015

Date accepted: 29 June 2015

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 20 July 2015)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
My wife and I jointly have shares in Balmoral Terrace (Saltburn by the Sea) Management Company Limited, which manages and maintains the building in which I lived. (Registered 3 September 2012; updated 13 February 2015)
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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