Naseem Shah

Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities)

Labour MP for Bradford West


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.

However, Naseem Shah sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Naseem Shah voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Last updated: 11 Feb 2019

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Surcharges 12 Feb 2019

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the number of visa applicants who have not received an Immigration Surcharge Number as a result of that number being provided to those applicants' legal representatives and not those applicants directly; and if he will make a statement.
  • Women and Equalities: Apprenticeships and Work: Fair Access 7 Feb 2019

    Can the Minister explain how a young person under the age of 19 from a low-income family, who works 35 hours a week on the minimum wage earning £3.50 an hour on an apprenticeship scheme—less than £122.50 a week—and who is barely able to pay for their own meals, travel, and basic work garments, can be classed as being “employed” by this Government?
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Biometrics 6 Feb 2019

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of printing IHS numbers on biometric cards for visa applicants.

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Labour MP for Bradford West

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

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Topics of interest

Naseem Shah campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Home Office
  • Department for Education
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department for Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Entry Clearances: Bangladesh
  • Extended Schools
  • Skills Funding Agency: Contracts
  • Forced Marriage
  • Entry Clearances: Canada

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities) (since 10 Jul 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)


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  • Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Naseem Shah’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 10 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 70.24% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 48 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Feb 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
28 March 2018, received £1,000 from Emerald Group Publishing, Howard House, Wagon Lane, Bingley BD16 1WA, for delivering a lecture. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 17 May 2018)
Payments from Health Education England, NHS Shared Business Services, Phoenix Health, Topcliffe Lane, Wakefield WF3 1WE, for leadership training:
18 June 2018, received £1,200 for two sessions. Hours: 8 hrs (4 hrs per session). (Registered 02 July 2018)
25 June 2018, received £600 for a session. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 02 July 2018)
28 June 2018, received £600 for a session. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 12 July 2018)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Unite The Union
Address of donor: Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: hotel accommodation (bed and breakfast) from 22 to 26 September 2018, value £1,640

Date received: 22 September 2018

Date accepted: 22 September 2018

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 25 October 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) F & J Global Trading (PVT) ltd (2) Simply Group Europe Ltd
Address of donor: Plot NO.C-6/A CHK Shehzad, Islamabad Capital Territory, (I.C.T) 440000 (2) Harpal House, 14 Holyhead Road, Birmingham B21 0LT

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Accommodation and transport with an estimated value of £1,000 (2) Flights with a value of £1,290

Destination of visit: Pakistan

Dates of visit: 28 September - 8 October 2017

Purpose of visit: to make contact with officials regarding specific constituency cases and to build networks to assist constituents who are part of the diaspora community with issues arising from land disputes in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

(Registered 27 November 2017; updated 22 May 2018)
Name of donor: Baker and Wells
Address of donor: 50 Dewsbury Road, Ossett WF5 9NJ

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights at £840, plus food and travel with an estimated value of £300, total £1,140

Destination of visit: Pakistan

Dates of visit: 3-7 May 2018

Purpose of visit: To open a school.

(Registered 30 May 2018)
Name of donor: The Concordia Forum
Address of donor: 1 St Mark Street, London E1 8DA

Amount of donation or nature and value if benefit in kind: Accommodation, value £330; meals, value £330; return flights costing £452 and other costs value £709; £1,821 in total

Destination of visit: Switzerland

Dates of visit: 16 - 20 August 2018

Purpose of visit: To attend a conference.

(Registered 20 September 2018)

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