Helen Hayes

Shadow Minister (Education)

Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood


There are currently votes on relevant topics that are not included in the summaries below. We are working on bringing these records up to date over the next few months.

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.

Show more detail
11th May to 2nd June 2020

All MPs could vote remotely through an online voting tool. Votes cast remotely are shown as normal on the TheyWorkForYou voting record.

2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

If an MP votes by proxy, it is effectively exactly the same as if they cast the vote in person and it shows up on their TheyWorkForYou voting record.

MPs are not required to designate a proxy, and may instead pair with an opposing MP to miss a vote. Parliament does not record when two MPs have come to a pairing arrangement, so on TheyWorkForYou, they will both appear to have been absent for the vote.

We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.

Helen Hayes’s voting in Parliament

Helen Hayes is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a random selection of Helen Hayes’s votes.

Last updated: 25 Jan 2021. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

We have lots more plain English analysis of Helen Hayes’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Helen Hayes’s full vote analysis page for more.

Helen Hayes has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care 21 Jul 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2022 to Question 25946 on Children: Day Care and her Majesty’s Chief Inspector’s response, what assessment he has made of the impact of nursery and childcare provider closures on the (a) availability and (b) affordability of childcare by region.
  • International Trade: Trade with the EU 21 Jul 2022

    What steps she plans to take to help increase trade with the EU.
  • International Trade: Trade with the EU 21 Jul 2022

    Research by the London School of Economics has found a huge drop in the number of trade relationships between UK businesses and the EU, with a 30% decrease in the variety of goods sold. That is a clear indication of the damage that the Government’s Brexit deal is doing to smaller businesses, which cannot afford the increased costs of administration. Will the Minister detail how many small...

More of Helen Hayes’s recent appearances

RSS feed (?)


Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

Social Media


Topics of interest

Helen Hayes campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Education
  • Home Office
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination
  • Children: Social Services
  • Universal Credit
  • Immigration: EU Nationals
  • Green Homes Grant Scheme

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Education) (since 4 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (since 22 Feb 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (10 Apr 2020 to 30 Dec 2020)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (27 Jan 2020 to 10 Apr 2020)
  • Member, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (13 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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: King's College London
Address of donor: Strand, London WC2R 2LS

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Intern working 35 hrs a week on research and policy casework between 26 July and 20 August 2021. Initially paid from my staffing budget, with the donor reimbursing IPSA on 13 October 2021. Value, £1,519

Date received: 26 July 2021 - 20 August 2021

Date accepted: 26 July 2021

Donor status: company, registration RC000297

(Registered 12 August 2021; updated 20 October 2021)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

More about the register

Note for journalists and researchers: The data on this page may be used freely, on condition that TheyWorkForYou.com is cited as the source.

This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.

Profile photo: © Parliament (CC-BY 3.0)