Paula Barker

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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Paula Barker has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Remote Education and Free School Meals 18 Jan 2021

    The digital lottery is hindering the life chances of children and the next generation. If the Government mean what they say about levelling up education, the standard of education and the life chances of working-class children must be front and centre of that agenda. In early 2020, Ofcom’s technology tracker estimated that between 1.4 million and 1.78 million children under the age of 18 in...
  • Economic Update 11 Jan 2021

    For 10 months, 3 million people have been forgotten or excluded by this Government, including several of my own constituents, such as Graeme Park, and Karen and Matthew Cox. The Prime Minister said last week that these people will be listened to and that support packages are there to protect people, so can the Chancellor tell us clearly today what package of support is actually available for...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Help to Buy Scheme 11 Jan 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will extend the help-to-buy scheme to enable smaller developers to obtain materials and meet their obligations to buyers.

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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
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Home Office
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Ranby Prison
  • Department of Health and Social Care: Advisory Bodies and Committees
  • Prisons: Education
  • Windrush Generation: Compensation
  • Civil Service: Sustainable Development

Currently held offices

  • Member, Justice Committee (since 11 May 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Jan 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
20 December 2019, received £3,472.92 from Halton Borough Council, Municipal Buildings, Kingsway, Widnes WA8 7QF, as final salary as a trade union official. This included an overpayment of £182.04, which was repaid on 31 January 2020. Hours: none since my election. (Registered 08 January 2020; updated 31 January 2020)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: Jack Jones House, 3 Churchill Way, Liverpool L3 8EF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 08 January 2020)

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