Paula Barker

Shadow Minister (Levelling Up, Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Labour MP for Liverpool, Wavertree

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Paula Barker’s voting in Parliament

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

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Last updated: 18 May 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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

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Labour MP for Liverpool, Wavertree

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


Topics of interest

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Levelling Up
  • Housing and Communities
  • Home Office
  • Treasury
  • Department for Transport
  • Sleeping Rough
  • Parking: Key Workers
  • Ranby Prison
  • Borderline Substances Advisory Committee
  • Homelessness: Cost of Living

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Levelling Up, Housing, Communities and Local Government) (since 28 Oct 2022)
  • Member, Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Bill Committee (since 26 Oct 2022)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (since 8 Feb 2022)
  • Member, Judicial Review and Courts Bill (since 27 Oct 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Justice Committee (11 May 2020 to 13 Jul 2021)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Jan 2023.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Liverpool Football Club
Address of donor: Anfield, Anfield Road, Liverpool L4 0TH

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality for the Elton John Concert at Anfield Stadium, total value £1,100

Date received: 18 June 2022

Date accepted: 18 June 2022

Donor status: company, registration 03442228

(Registered 11 July 2022)

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