Catherine West

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

Labour MP for Hornsey and Friern Barnet


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Labour MP for Hornsey and Friern Barnet

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

Also represented Hornsey and Wood Green

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Topics of interest

Catherine West campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Home Office
  • Department for Education
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination
  • Homes for Ukraine Scheme
  • Burma: Rohingya
  • Energy: Meters
  • Hong Kong: Politics and Government

Currently held offices

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (since 9 Jul 2024)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Community and Suspended Sentences (Notification of Details) Bill Committee ( 8 May 2024 to 15 May 2024)
  • Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) ( 2 Sep 2020 to 30 May 2024)
  • Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (10 Apr 2020 to 2 Sep 2020)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (19 Mar 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, International Trade Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 25 Mar 2019)
  • Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (18 Sep 2015 to 29 Jun 2017)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Sanctions 24 May 2024

    May I echo your comments, Mr Speaker, about the Deputy Speakers who are, sadly, stepping down at the snap general election? I also thank the Minister for setting out the purpose of the regulations, for her general cross-party working, and for her assurance that the Security Minister and the Treasury are looking at such sanctions, because they need a cross-Government approach. I also echo her...
  • Business of the House 23 May 2024

    Although we welcome the forthcoming election, long-awaited Bills on smoking, leasehold, rental reform, which is desperately needed, and football governance will all fall. Is that not somewhat breaking a promise made in 2019?
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Mobile Phones: Theft 23 May 2024

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has had recent discussions with representatives of the mobile phone industry on using technology to prevent stolen phones from being re-used.

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