Alex Sobel

Labour/Co-operative MP for Leeds North West


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Your MP (Alex Sobel) represents you, and all of the people who live in Leeds North West, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (since 15 Jan 2024)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Sub-committee on Online Harms and Disinformation (since 15 Jan 2024)
  • 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, Shark Fins Bill Committee ( 9 Nov 2022 to 16 Nov 2022)
  • Member, Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform Bill) Committee ( 2 Nov 2022 to 29 Nov 2022)
  • Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) ( 4 Dec 2021 to 5 Sep 2023)
  • 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)

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 1 Jan 1970

    Climate and Nature Bill: Second Reading – Alex Sobel. Private Members' Bills
  • Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Topical Questions 22 Apr 2024

    Today is Earth Day. The Government introduced the zero carbon homes standard and the code for sustainable homes and then scrapped them. The future homes standard now has centralised support, but local authorities such as Leeds want to go above planning policy to reach higher standards. Why will the Secretary of State not allow Leeds to build even better zero carbon homes?
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ukraine: Military Aid 22 Apr 2024

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government plans to make a financial contribution to the Czech Republic scheme for the purchasing of artillery shells for Ukraine.

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Register of Members’ Interests

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View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

Last updated: 15 Apr 2024.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: The Performing Rights Society
Address of donor: Goldings House, 2 Hays Lane, London SE1 2HB
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets, accommodation, transfers and food for Glastonbury Festival, value £1,832
Date received: 23 June 2023 to 26 June 2023
Date accepted: 23 June 2023
Donor status: company, registration 00134396
(Registered 3 July 2023)
Name of donor: Natural History Museum
Address of donor: Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket to annual trustees' dinner, value £427.80
Date received: 15 June 2023
Date accepted: 15 June 2023
Donor status: other (charity)
(Registered 3 July 2023)
Name of donor: Budweiser Brewing Group UK & Ireland
Address of donor: Bureau, 90 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1EN
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Three tickets for the British Beer and Pubs Association Annual Dinner 2023, value £990
Date received: 11 October 2023
Date accepted: 11 October 2023
Donor status: company, registration 04309989
(Registered 13 October 2023)
Name of donor: UK Music
Address of donor: 4th Floor, 49 Whitehall, London SW1A 2BX
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket with hospitality for the MOBO Awards, value £581
Date received: 7 February 2024
Date accepted: 7 February 2024
Donor status: company, registration 3245288
(Registered 12 February 2024)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Yachad
Address of donor: Star House, 104-108 Grafton Road, London NW5 4BA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, food, speakers fees and conflict area insurance., value £2,440
Destination of visit: Israel (and Occupied Palestinian Territories)
Dates of visit: 14 February 2024 to 18 February 2024
Purpose of visit: To meet victims of violence in Israel and the West Bank and a range of individuals and organisations to understand the steps needed to achieve a two state solution and respond to the humanitarian situation in Gaza
(Registered 29 February 2024)
8. Miscellaneous
A director (unpaid) of Transform Labour Ltd (formally Transform Europe (Campaign) Ltd). This is a dormant company, limited by guarantee, which applied for dissolution on 28 June 2023.
Date interest arose: 2 July 2019
(Registered 28 July 2023)
Vice Chair of the British Group Inter-Parliamentary Union. This is an unpaid role.
Date interest arose: 31 October 2023
(Registered 5 March 2024)
A visiting Parliamentary Fellow at St Anthonys College, Oxford. This is an unpaid role.
Date interest arose: 4 December 2023
(Registered 14 March 2024)

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