Paula Sherriff

Former MP, Dewsbury

Dewsbury Labour

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  • Petition - Persecution of Christians: Sanitary Products 30 Mar 2017

    I recognise that some excellent charities are receiving funds from the tampon tax, including Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, which I been working with very closely. How will those charities be provided for when we finally see the abolition of the tampon tax, which I hope will come very soon?
  • Petition - Persecution of Christians: Sanitary Products 30 Mar 2017

    I declare an interest as chair of the all-party group on women’s health. I am grateful to have secured the final debate before the recess to raise the issue of period poverty. I have touched on this matter before in this House in the context of homelessness. I wish to expand on that, and also to talk about the shocking recent reports of period poverty among school-age girls in west...
  • Petition - Persecution of Christians: Sanitary Products 30 Mar 2017

    I thank my hon. Friend for her intervention. I will be coming to the issue of toxic shock syndrome and other associated health conditions, but she makes that crucial point very well. The horror of these choices cannot be overstated, and they are choices that women in one of the most advanced industrial nations on earth should not face. Period poverty represents nothing less than the affected...

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Former Labour MP for Dewsbury

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

Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election

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Topics of interest

Paula Sherriff campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department of Health
  • Department for Transport
  • Home Office
  • HM Treasury
  • Department for International Development
  • British Transport Police: Finance
  • Patients: Transport
  • Hate Crime
  • Railway Stations
  • NHS: Conditions of Employment

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities) (17 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Health Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)

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  • Has spoken in 75 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Paula Sherriff’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 92 written questions in the last year — well above 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 73.45% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 75 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 75 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: All Party Parliamentary China Group (with sponsorship from John Swire & Sons, HSBC, City of London, Cambridge Assessment, and Arup)
Address of donor: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): economy class flights (international and domestic) £2,098.33, accommodation £488.29; domestic transport £142.65; food and drink £105.78; meeting and hospitality expenses (inc. interpretation, venue hire) £123.02; total £2,958.07

Destination of visit: China (Chengdu and Kunmig) Date of visit: 30 May - 4 June 2016

Purpose of visit: To maintain and strengthen relations between the UK Parliament and the National People's Congress of China; support British Businesses operating in China; and deepen the knowledge of parliamentarians of China.

(Registered 14 June 2016)
Name of donor: Norfolk Island Council of Elders
Address of donor: PO Box 414, Norfolk Island

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation, travel and subsistence with an approx. value of £2,011.72

Destination of visit: Norfolk Island

Dates of visit: 29 August - 2 September 2016

Purpose of visit: to travel to Norfolk Island as a guest of the Council of Elders to meet with representatives of the local community and investigate the constitutional and governmental changes introduced by the Commonwealth of Australia.

(Registered 07 October 2016)
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar
Address of donor: Qatar Embassy, 1 South Audley Street, London W1K 1NB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): air travel, food and accommodation with an approximate value of £5,100

Destination of visit: Qatar

Dates of visit: 14-17 February 2017

Purpose of visit: British-Qatar APPG visit to meet Ministers, officials, visit world cup sites to discuss issues of bilateral relations and regional crises.

(Registered 03 March 2017)
Name of donor: Holocaust Educational Trust
Address of donor: BCM Box 7892, London WC1N 3XX

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights and coach travel with a value of £396

Destination of visit: Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland

Date of visit: 4 April 2017

Purpose of visit: Lessons from Auschwitz project, one day visit with post 16 students from local schools.

(Registered 26 April 2017)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Wakefield: (i). (Registered 05 June 2015)

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