Bill Esterson

Shadow Minister (Business and Industrial Strategy)

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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Last updated: 18 May 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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

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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
  • Department for Education
  • Education
  • NHS: Protective Clothing
  • Trade Agreements
  • Employment Agencies
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Small Businesses: Billing

Currently held offices

  • Member, Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill Committee (since 7 Sep 2022)
  • Member, Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] Committee (since 12 Jan 2022)
  • Shadow Minister (Business and Industrial Strategy) (since 4 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Subsidy Control Bill Committee (since 20 Oct 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (International Trade) (18 Oct 2016 to 4 Dec 2021)
  • 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, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities 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: 23 Jan 2023.

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: £5,000 to Bill Esterson Campaigns Ltd

Date received: 20 May 2022

Date accepted: 20 May 2022

Donor status: individual

(Registered 14 June 2022)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Betting and Gaming Council (BGC)
Address of donor: Kings Building, 16 Smith Square, London SW1P 3HQ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality for a Rugby League World Cup match, value £829.50

Date received: 19 November 2022

Date accepted: 19 November 2022

Donor status: company, registration 12213577

(Registered 30 November 2022)
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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