Alex Sobel

Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Labour/Co-operative MP for Leeds North West

@alexsobel

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Alex Sobel’s voting in Parliament

Alex Sobel is a Labour/Co-operative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour/Co-operative MPs.

However, Alex Sobel sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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Alex Sobel has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

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Labour/Co-operative MP for Leeds North West

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Home Office
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Asylum
  • Armed Forces: Housing
  • Social Enterprises: Tax Allowances
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination
  • Animal Experiments

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (since 4 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Highgate Cemetery Bill Committee (since 21 Jun 2021)
  • Member, Monken Hadley Common Bill Unopposed Bill Committee (since 16 Jun 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Highgate Cemetery Bill Committee (16 Jun 2021 to 16 Jun 2021)
  • Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (10 Apr 2020 to 4 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 22 Feb 2021)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for surveys. All fees paid direct to Leeds North West Labour Party.
30 July 2021, payment of £275. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 07 January 2022)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for surveys. All fees paid direct to Leeds North West Labour Party.
30 April 2021, payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 07 January 2022)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: UK Music
Address of donor: Savoy Hill House, 7-10 Savoy Hill, London WC2R 0BU

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: One ticket to the Brits 2021, value £900

Date received: 11 May 2021

Date accepted: 11 May 2021

Donor status: company, registration 03245288

(Registered 30 June 2021)

This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 15 September 2021. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
Name of donor: Yorkshire County Cricket Club
Address of donor: Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds LS6 3BU

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two Tickets, with hospitality, for the England v India Test Match, value £600

Date received: 27 August 2021

Date accepted: 27 August 2021

Donor status: company, registration IP28929R

(Registered 15 September 2021)
Name of donor: Powerscourt Ltd
Address of donor: 1 Tudor Street, London EC4Y 0AH

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: British Curry Awards ticket, value £350

Date received: 29 November 2021

Date accepted: 29 November 2021

Donor status: company, registration 05130824

(Registered 02 December 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
On 26 August 2021, Tesla UK Limited lent me a vehicle for an extended test drive over the bank holiday weekend. This is something offered to prospective customers free of charge. (Registered 06 September 2021)

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