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A selection of Tom Blenkinsop's votes
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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 against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, between 2010–2017
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, between 2010–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
3 votes for, 2 votes against, 5 absences, between 2011–2016
Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
1 vote for, 15 votes against, 4 absences, between 2010–2015
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.
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 13 April 2017 to Question 70406, on energy intensive industries: trade competitiveness, whether such compensation funding has been allocated on a rolling basis until an exemption is secured or a set amount has been committed to the policy.
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he has made an estimate of the cost to the public purse of business rate relief for fee-paying schools in England for each of the last five years.
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the amount of business rates paid by state schools in England in each of the last five years.
More of Tom Blenkinsop’s recent appearances
Former Labour MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Tom Blenkinsop campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Innovation and Skills
- Communities and Local Government
- Fire Services
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- Personal Independence Payment
- Regional Planning and Development
- Public Sector: Mutual Societies
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (1 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Committee of Privileges (28 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Committee on Standards (28 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 17 Oct 2016)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (13 Jul 2015 to 22 Feb 2016)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Select 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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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
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)
Name of donor: Teesside University
Address of donor: Middlesbrough TS1 3BX
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: ticket for a football match, and associated hospitality, value £340
Date received: 30 April 2017
Date accepted: 30 April 2017
Donor status: other
(Registered 02 May 2017)
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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