Paula Sherriff

MP, Dewsbury

Dewsbury Labour

Paula Sherriff campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Paula Sherriff’s voting in Parliament

Paula Sherriff is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Paula Sherriff sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Paula Sherriff generally voted for higher taxes on banks, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Paula Sherriff has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Concentrix 26 Oct 2016

    Does the hon. Lady share my frustration about the fact that a constituent a mine who was down to her last 5 was told to send documents to Concentrix by recorded delivery? She then had to decide whether to feed her child or to send those documents. I am sure that the hon. Lady will agree that that is absolutely horrific.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Passports: Syria 26 Oct 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Syrian passports have been returned to the Syrian government on the basis that they have been reported stolen by that government.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Passports: Syria 26 Oct 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passports have been confiscated from Syrian citizens by UK officials in 2016 on the basis of being stolen.

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Labour MP for Dewsbury

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


Topics of interest

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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Health Committee (since 8 Jul 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 89 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Paula Sherriff’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 103 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 70.88% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 47 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar
Address of donor: Qatar Embassy, 1 South Audley Street, London W1K 1NB

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): air travel, food and accommodation with an approximate value of £6,550

Destination of visit: Qatar

Date of visit: 16-18 February 2016

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 02 March 2016)
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)
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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