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 a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year 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
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU 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

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Migrant Workers: Pay 21 Oct 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he made an estimate of the number of foreign companies employing migrant workers in the UK who have sued their employees for overpayment of wages upon their return to their country of origin.
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: British Steel: Pensions 21 Oct 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has made an assessment of whether the conditions have been met for the Pensions Regulator to issue a contribution notice to Tata Steel in relation to the British Steel Pension Scheme.
  • Community Pharmacy in 2016-17 and Beyond 20 Oct 2016

    My constituency lies within the South Tees clinical commissioning group’s area, which is one of the pilots for the roll-out of the minor ailments service. The scheme was brought in due to the closure of minor injuries units at Guisborough and East Cleveland and medical centres at Park End, Skelton and Hemlington —all in my constituency. We are now seeing a shortfall in national...

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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)

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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