Emma Lewell-Buck

Labour MP for South Shields

@EmmaLewellBuck https://facebook.com/emma.lewellbuckmp

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Emma Lewell-Buck’s voting in Parliament

Emma Lewell-Buck is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

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Emma Lewell-Buck has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Data Breach: ARAP Applicants in Afghanistan 21 Sep 2021

    This is another in a long line of serious errors regarding the Government’s Afghan relocations that will cost lives. Can the Secretary of State please advise us how many of the 260 interpreters the Government have been unable to make direct contact with since the breach?
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Foster Care: Allowances 21 Sep 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether legislation is in place to prevent local authorities from not paying the minimum foster care allowance to foster carers.
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Children in Care 21 Sep 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what legislation is in place to ensure that family members who look after children in care are appropriately remunerated; and what steps he is taking to prevent the use of time limited arrangement orders as a substitute for foster care arrangements.

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Labour MP for South Shields

Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 2013 — Byelection

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Expenses

Topics of interest

Emma Lewell-Buck campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Education
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department of Health
  • Children: Social Services
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Surveys
  • Social Services: Children
  • Children in Care

Currently held offices

  • Member, National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee (since 16 Jun 2021)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (since 6 Jul 2020)
  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (since 5 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Defence Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Education) (Children and Families) (9 Oct 2016 to 14 Mar 2019)
  • Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (6 Jan 2016 to 29 Jun 2016)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 1 Feb 2016)
  • Member, Draft Protection of Charities Bill (Joint Committee) (6 Nov 2014 to 3 Feb 2015)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (10 Jun 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Sep 2021.

8. Miscellaneous
Honorary member of the Catholic Union. (Registered 15 September 2015)
From 15 October 2015 until 29 October 2020, trustee of Feeding Britain; a charity concerned with food banks and access to food. (Registered 22 October 2015; updated 10 November 2020)
From January 2016, a patron of the Every Child Leaving Care Matters organisation. (Registered 18 July 2016)
From July 2016, a patron of the Social Care Worker of the Year Awards. (Registered 18 July 2016)
From 12 July 2017, Deputy Convenor of the Catholic Legislators Network. (Registered 19 July 2017)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my husband, Simon Buck, as Office Manager. (Registered 28 January 2016; updated 07 July 2017 and 06 January 2020)

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