Bill Esterson

Shadow Minister (Business and Industrial Strategy)

Labour MP for Sefton Central


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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.

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Last updated: 25 Jan 2021. 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.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Housing 21 Jul 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has had from housing sector organisations and trade groups in respect of the potential implications for his policies of the availability of housebuilding software to calculate energy efficiency in new homes; and if he will make a statement.
  • Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement: Scrutiny 19 Jul 2022

    Promises were made during the passage of two trade Bills, and those promises—for a debate on the Floor of the House before ratification—have been repeated ever since by Ministers. The Minister knows only too well that scrutiny after ratification is no scrutiny at all, so why have the Government not used the seven months that he keeps talking about to bring a debate to the Floor of the...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Question 19 Jul 2022

    Whether he has plans to fund a new health centre in Maghull, Sefton.

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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
  • NHS: Protective Clothing
  • Trade Agreements
  • Employment Agencies
  • Small Businesses: Billing
  • Government Departments: Procurement

Currently held offices

  • 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: 8 Aug 2022.

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: 17 August 2021

Date accepted: 17 August 2021

Donor status: individual

(Registered 01 September 2021)
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)
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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