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 replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Almost always voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons 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
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Aug 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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