Bill Esterson

Shadow Minister (International Trade)

Labour MP for Sefton Central

@Bill_Esterson https://facebook.com/BillEsterson4SeftonCentral

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Bill Esterson’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Driving Tests 14 Sep 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of provision of HGV tests by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency to meet demand by region in last six months.
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Driving Tests 14 Sep 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an estimate of the (a) supply of and (b) demand for HGV Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency tests by region in last six months.
  • HGV Driver Shortages 13 Sep 2021

    Empty supermarket shelves, increasing prices of building materials and shortages of blood tests and flu jabs are an indication of a very serious set of crises. We are 90,000 short of drivers in this country, which is more than twice the figure in the other countries that the Secretary of State mentioned. According to a constituent of mine, only eight tests were available at the Switch Island...

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Labour MP for Sefton Central

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

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Topics of interest

Bill Esterson campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for International Trade
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Education
  • HM Treasury
  • Trade Agreements
  • NHS: Protective Clothing
  • Employment Agencies
  • Small Businesses: Billing
  • Foreign Investment in UK

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (International Trade) (since 18 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (1 Jul 2016 to 10 Apr 2020)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (18 Sep 2015 to 30 Jun 2016)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 26 Oct 2015)
  • Member, Housing, 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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Sep 2021.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Jayne Moores
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 to Bill Esterson Campaigns Ltd

Date received: 15 February 2021

Date accepted: 15 February 2021

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 March 2021)
Name of donor: Jayne Moores
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 to Bill Esterson Campaigns Ltd

Date received: 17 August 2021

Date accepted: 17 August 2021

Donor status: individual

(Registered 01 September 2021)
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)

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