Helen Hayes

Shadow Minister (Education)

Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood


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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: 18 May 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 30 Nov 2022

    Awareness and diagnosis of pulmonary embolisms – Helen Hayes. Adjournment debate
  • Independent Review of Children’s Social Care 24 Nov 2022

    I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for York Central (Rachael Maskell) and the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton) on securing this important debate, and I thank the Backbench Business Committee for granting it. Set against the enormity of the challenges facing the children’s social care sector, the vital importance of the sector in seeking to support families...
  • Independent Review of Children’s Social Care 24 Nov 2022

    The hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) referenced the importance of training and support for professionals working with vulnerable children and young people, and the importance of independent advocacy. The hon. Member for Crewe and Nantwich (Dr Mullan), who is not in his place, mentioned the importance of recruiting foster carers and highlighted the very poor conversion rate from...

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Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood

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

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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's Centres and Family Hubs: Derby North
  • Childcare: Derby North
  • Children: Day Care
  • Children: Social Services

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)

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Last updated: 14 Nov 2022.


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