Bill Esterson

MP, Sefton Central

Sefton Central Labour

Bill Esterson campaigned to remain in the European Union

Let your MP know how you feel – email them now.

Source: BBC

Bill Esterson’s voting in Parliament

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

This is a selection of Bill Esterson’s votes.

  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes

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

Bill Esterson has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: High Streets (England) 24 Oct 2016

    The Minister mentioned business rates. As a result of the business rate revaluation, many retailers on high streets up and down the country face significant increases in business rates. That will not help high streets, and it will not help retailers. Is that not the reality of what he has just announced?
  • Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse: Community Pharmacies 17 Oct 2016

    If the Minister wants to make the savings that he has talked about, he should work with the pharmacists and listen to what they have to say, because they have the ideas about how to make those savings. In my constituency, they talk to me about the potential for reducing repeat prescriptions, among other ideas. If he does that, he will play a role in looking after the heart of our community,...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payments: Applications 17 Oct 2016

    My constituent, John Mullen, had been working abroad for two years when he fell ill earlier this year with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. When he came back to this country, he was told that he would not qualify for personal independence payments until January 2018. Given what the Secretary of State has said about relaxing the cuts in welfare payments, will the Minister look at his...

More of Bill Esterson’s recent appearances

RSS feed (?)


Labour MP for Sefton Central

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


Topics of interest

  • Education
  • Work and Pensions
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Transport
  • Health
  • Employment Agencies
  • Work Capability Assessment
  • Public Houses
  • Teachers: Training
  • Small Businesses: Billing

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (since 1 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (18 Sep 2015 to 30 Jun 2016)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 26 Oct 2015)
  • Member, Communities and Local Government Committee (7 Nov 2011 to 25 Feb 2013)
  • Member, Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) (23 Jun 2011 to 26 Mar 2012)
  • Member, Education Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 27 Jun 2011)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


Please note that numbers do not measure quality. Also, representatives may do other things not currently covered by this site.
More about this

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
From 21 October 2015 to 2 December 2015, I received £40 a day from Liverpool City Council, Municipal Buildings, Dale St, Liverpool L2 2DH, for my role as a foster carer (undertaken jointly with my wife). Hours: 168 hrs a week. (Registered 4 November 2015; updated 8 December 2015)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Signature Living
Address of donor: 93 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 donation towards Christmas cards

Date received: 17 November 2015

Date accepted: 17 November 2015

Donor status: company, registration 08124207

(Registered 08 December 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: BASF
Address of donor: BASF SE, ZOA/S - C100, 67056 Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flight £389.11 and accommodation £233, total £631.11

Destination of visit: Ludwigshafen, Germany

Date of visit: 20-22 July 2016

Purpose of visit: fact-finding visit to BASF production site organised by the Industry and Parliament Trust.

(Registered 08 August 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Two flats in Brompton, Kent: (i) and (ii).
House in Chatham: (i) and (ii).
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
From 26 September 2016, director and sole shareholder of Bill Esterson Campaigns Ltd. (Registered 14 October 2016)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

More about the register

Note for journalists and researchers: The data on this page may be used freely, on condition that is cited as the source.

This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.