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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Naseem Shah has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Domestic Abuse Bill 2 Oct 2019

    I would like to put my thanks on record for the leadership shown by both Front Benches on this important Bill. For me, the debate is very personal, because domestic abuse has shaped everything I stand for and is what put me on the journey into Parliament. It is brilliant that once the Bill goes through women will have services available and we will have enshrined the definition of abuse in...
  • Domestic Abuse Bill 2 Oct 2019

    I agree with my hon. Friend and thank her for that timely intervention. Twenty-seven years ago, when Zoora Shah did not have the right services, she went to prison for 14 years. At the time, she did not tell her story. I am talking about this in this debate because I want to talk about specific services for BAME women, especially specialist services that understand domestic abuse, as my...
  • Domestic Abuse Bill 2 Oct 2019

    I thank my hon. Friend for his comment. I absolutely agree with it, which is why I am so passionate. I teach and deliver the diversity session at the national police strategic command course, because I want my experiences to influence that change so that we have a reflective workforce—the police officer, judge and solicitor I mentioned—for all these women. Importantly, we must recognise...

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

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 23 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Naseem Shah’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 12 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 71.52% 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") 60 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 2019.

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: University of Bradford
Address of donor: Richmond Rd, Bradford BD7 1DP

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Hotel accommodation £265; flight change £366; total value £631

Destination of visit: Lahore, Pakistan

Dates of visit: 22-24 February 2019

Purpose of visit: Part of a delegation from promoting Bradford University, which is in my constituency, to overseas students. This included speaking at an event/conference in Lahore.

(Registered 22 March 2019)
Name of donor: Medical Aid for Palestinians
Address of donor: 33a Islington Park Street, London N1 1QB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, food and transport with a total value of £1,680

Destination of visit: West Bank and Israel

Dates of visit: 27 - 31 May 2019

Purpose of visit: Fact finding visit organised by the Council for Arab-British Understanding and Medical Aid for Palestinians.

(Registered 04 July 2019)
Name of donor: B & Z Travels Limited
Address of donor: F13 Tops Business Centre, Hind Hill St, Heywood OL10 1AQ

Estimate of the probable value, or amount of any donation: For two people, flights, accommodation, documentation, food, transport, needed utilities and complimentary take away package, with a total value of £19,850

Destination of visit: Makkah, Madinah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Dates of visit: 2 - 16 August 2019

Purpose of visit: Spiritual pilgrimage of Hajj, invited due to related work of the APPG on Hajj & Umrah.

(Registered 13 September 2019)

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