Ian Byrne

Labour MP for Liverpool, West Derby

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Ian Byrne’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Ian Byrne sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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Ian Byrne has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Primary Education: Sports 22 Jun 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June to Question 10698 on Primary Education: Sports, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of uncertainty on the primary physical education and sport premium for the 2021-22 academic year on (a) school finances and (b) the ability of schools to agree programmes of support for pupils for the next...
  • Covid-19 Update 14 Jun 2021

    Thank you for calling me, Mr Speaker. There are now huge differences in the vaccination rate between Britain’s poorest wards and Britain’s richest wards. In Heartlands ward in my constituency, we have sky-high infection rates but rock bottom vaccination rates, yet, as the Secretary of State knows, the ward is the home to Heartlands Hospital. Down the road, GPs told me this afternoon that...
  • Hillsborough: Collapse of Trials 10 Jun 2021

    Can I thank the Lord Chancellor for his answers so far? On 15 April 1989, I witnessed 96 women, men and children unlawfully killed at a football match in Hillsborough, Sheffield. On 26 May 2021 in Salford, we shamefully witnessed a trial collapse on a technicality. After 32 years, not a single person has been held accountable for the deaths, and justice has been denied to families and...

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Labour MP for Liverpool, West Derby

Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election


Topics of interest

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Arts: Finance
  • Arts: Coronavirus
  • Interserve: Mitie
  • Coronavirus: Liverpool
  • Coronavirus: Educational Institutions

Currently held offices

  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (since 11 May 2020)
  • Member, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Jun 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
Until further notice, member of Liverpool City Council, Venture Place, Sir Thomas St, L1 6BW. I receive allowances of £882.50 a month for an expected commitment of 40 hrs a month. Allowances donated to charity from January 2020. (Registered 10 January 2020)
8. Miscellaneous
Member of the management committee, Kitty's Launderette: ecological and community launderette in Anfield. (Registered 10 January 2020)
Member of the management committee, Spirit of Shankly, which promotes the interests of football supporters. (Registered 10 January 2020)

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