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Naseem Shah’s voting in Parliament
Naseem Shah is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Naseem Shah’s votes.
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2016
Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, 1 absence, between 2016–2019
Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs
Voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2016–2020
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
50 votes for, 11 votes against, 22 absences, between 2017–2020
Voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, in 2016
Last updated: 29 Sep 2020.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether independent schools are eligible to receive support under the scheme to provide laptops to children to support remote learning.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many laptops (a) were allocated from March to December 2020 and (b) he plans to allocate in 2021, to schools in Bradford West constituency.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the recommended maximum class-room size is for (a) primary and (b) secondary schools during the covid-19 outbreak.
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Labour MP for Bradford West
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Naseem Shah campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Office
- Ministry of Housing
- Communities and Local Government
- Department for Education
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Cabinet Office
- Entry Clearances: Bangladesh
- Independent Review of Prevent
- Extended Schools
- Kashmir: Politics and Government
- Entry Clearances: Canada
Currently held offices
- Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (since 10 Apr 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities) (10 Jul 2018 to 10 Apr 2020)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 23 Jul 2018)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 4 Jan 2021.
1. Employment and earnings
2 October 2020, received £1,800 from the NHS
Leadership Academy, Health Education England, NHS Shared Business Services, Phoenix Health, Topcliffe Lane, Wakefield WF3 1W, for delivering leadership training sessions on 19 July, 30 August and 27 September 2019. Hours: 12 hrs (4 hrs per session). Fee donated to charity. (Registered 30 October 2020)
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: 128 Theobalds Road, Holborn, London, WC1X 8TN
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Baker & Wells Ltd
Address of donor: 50 Dewsbury Road, Ossett, WF5 9NQ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
Donor status: company, registration 11677616
(Registered 10 January 2020)
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