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.

  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs 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

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

  • Aleppo 28 Nov 2016

    What conversations have the UK Government had with the US President-elect, who has a desired policy of rapprochement with Russia and the Assad regime? What consequences will it have for British policy if we have to act more unilaterally given the US President-elect’s current policy?
  • Transport: North-east 23 Nov 2016

    Will the hon. Gentleman give way?
  • Transport: North-east 23 Nov 2016

    As a result of the Chancellor’s announcement today, Scotland will apparently receive an extra 800 million. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that authorities in the north-east should be included in the Barnett formula and get an equivalent sum, which we could use for transport funding?

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Profile

Labour MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

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

Expenses

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: 21 Nov 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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