Bill Esterson

Former Labour MP for Sefton Central


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  • Points of Order 5 Nov 2019

    Further to the point of order from my hon. Friend the Member for Blackpool South (Gordon Marsden), Madam Deputy Speaker. Perhaps through your good offices, I can ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, who is still here, about not only the fracking that affects my hon. Friend’s constituency, but whether planning applications for fracking will be withdrawn...
  • Thomas Cook Customers 5 Nov 2019

    As your next-door-but-one constituency neighbour, Mr Speaker, may I congratulate you on your election? I thank the Secretary of State for her statement. She is right to raise these matters today, because they raise serious questions that will need far more attention in the new Parliament, whichever Minister is at the Dispatch Box. I also have some questions today to take this forward. In her...
  • Retail Crime Prevention — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] 5 Nov 2019

    I, too, congratulate my right hon. Friend on his brilliant work over the years to support shop workers and the way that he has tried to get the Government to change their approach to the law. The wider damage done by crimes against shop workers affects staff, businesses and, at a time when retail is struggling, communities. Does he agree that, for all those reasons, if this Government are...

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Former Labour MP for Sefton Central

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

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for 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
  • Education
  • HM Treasury
  • Cabinet Office
  • Employment Agencies
  • Small Businesses: Billing
  • Trade Agreements
  • Foreign Investment in UK
  • Government Departments: Procurement

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (International Trade) (18 Oct 2016 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (1 Jul 2016 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • 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)


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  • Has spoken in 63 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Bill Esterson’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 67 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 80.56% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • 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
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 366 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: George Maloney
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 May 2019)
Name of donor: Jayne Moores
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 May 2019)
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: 1 May 2019

Date accepted: 1 May 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 May 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Hitachi Bombardier High Speed JV
Address of donor: Hitachi Rail Italy, Via Ciliegiole, 110/b, 51100 Pistoia PT, Italy

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights £256; train tickets £132; accommodation £496; transfers £75; catering £90; total £1,049

Destination of visit: Italy

Dates of visit: 13-14 June 2019

Purpose of visit: Industry visit to discuss possible options for new UK trains.

(Registered 02 July 2019)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in Brompton, Kent: (i). (Updated 27 April 2018)
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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