Bill Esterson

Shadow Minister (International Trade)

Labour MP for Sefton Central


Bill Esterson’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Government Plan for Net Zero Emissions — [James Gray in the Chair] 8 Oct 2019

    In the Liverpool city region, the combined authority and the Mayor, Steve Rotherham, are doing exactly what is needed to take people with us to hit that net zero carbon target. That includes plans for an ambitious tidal barrage on the Mersey, hydrogen trains—hopefully built by Alstom in Widnes—and an offshore wind array. They also oppose fracking. Is that not the way to hit the net zero...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Agriculture: Recruitment 8 Oct 2019

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure the poultry meat sector has access to the labour it needs in any future scenario.
  • Social Care Funding — [Sir Charles Walker in the Chair] 1 Oct 2019

    A constituent of mine raised the case of her father who had been assessed by the health service as needing 24-hour, one-to-one support. That was withdrawn when he went into a care home, because the burden fell back on social care. There was then the problem of who was going to pay. He immediately had a series of falls and became more frail and more vulnerable, causing him and his family...

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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
  • Education
  • HM Treasury
  • Cabinet Office
  • Employment Agencies
  • Small Businesses: Billing
  • Trade Agreements
  • Foreign Investment in UK
  • Government Departments: Procurement

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (International Trade) (since 18 Oct 2016)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (since 1 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 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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