Bill Esterson

Shadow Minister (International Trade)

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Sefton Central Labour

Bill Esterson’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 13 Jun 2018

Recent appearances

  • Trade Bill: Report on proposed free trade agreement 17 Jul 2018

    My hon. Friend is absolutely right. Following the Committee, six major business organisations —the CBI, the British Chambers of Commerce, the Engineering Employers Federation, the International Chamber of Commerce, the Institute of Directors and the Federation of Small Businesses—took the unprecedented step of issuing a joint statement with the TUC, Unite, the Trade Justice...
  • Trade Bill: Report on proposed free trade agreement 17 Jul 2018

    We raised concerns in Committee about the Government’s power grab in the Bill. For 40 years, we have subcontracted our responsibility for trade agreements to the EU, while scrutiny has been delivered through the European Parliament and by our own European Scrutiny Committee, yet the Government are not proposing any equivalent scrutiny processes for agreements that will replace those we...
  • Trade Bill: Report on proposed free trade agreement 17 Jul 2018

    The former Minister should have waited, because he anticipated my remarks: the Government’s delegated powers memorandum told a different story. Paragraph 46 noted that the new UK agreements would not just be legally distinct but could include “substantial amendments, including new obligations”. In other words, these will not just be roll-overs; they will be new treaties that...

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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
  • Work and Pensions
  • Employment Agencies
  • Trade Agreements
  • Foreign Investment in UK
  • Small Businesses: Billing
  • Carillion

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: 2 Jul 2018.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: Quayside House, Merchants Quay, Salford Quays, Salford M50 3SU

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Postage with a value of £1,837.02

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 28 March 2018)
Name of donor: Jayne Moores
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 28 March 2018)
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: £1,000 to Bill Esterson Campaigns Ltd

Date received: 21 March 2018

Date accepted: 21 March 2018

Donor status: individual

(Registered 28 March 2018)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Until 16 February 2018, flat in Brompton, Kent: (i) and (ii). (Updated 27 April 2018)
A second flat in Brompton, Kent: (i) and, until 16 February 2018, (ii). (Updated 27 April 2018)
Until 31 October 2017, house in Chatham: (i) and (ii). (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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