Bill Esterson

MP, Sefton Central

Sefton Central Labour

Bill Esterson campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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.

  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Consistently voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Almost always voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes

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

Recent appearances

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

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Gillan, in this debate on an incredibly important subject. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff South and Penarth (Stephen Doughty) and all my hon. Friends who have spoken in the debate. They have represented their constituents superbly over the last weeks, months and—in some cases—years to try to protect the...
  • EU Referendum: UK Steel Industry — [Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] 13 Jul 2016

    My hon. Friend is quite right to draw attention to the fine work of the Daily Mirror. Its campaign has raised awareness among the wider public of just how important steel is to the whole country. We express regret that the Government did not act in a stronger way to try to save Redcar and that there was not greater engagement earlier on Redcar and elsewhere, but we have to focus on where the...
  • EU Referendum: UK Steel Industry — [Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] 13 Jul 2016

    Absolutely. Any money taken away from pensioners affects the rest of the economy, including other businesses and the livelihoods of many other people. My hon. Friend is quite right that those considerations need to be carefully taken into account. In his excellent speech, my hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff South and Penarth said that the vote to leave the European Union has been a body...

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Profile

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, Innovation and Skills) (since 18 Sep 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 55 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Bill Esterson’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 40 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 66.98% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 91 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Bill Esterson’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 265 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Jul 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)
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).

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