Paula Barker

Labour MP for Liverpool Wavertree

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Your MP (Paula Barker) represents you, and all of the people who live in Liverpool Wavertree, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

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Profile

Labour MP for Liverpool Wavertree

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

Also represented Liverpool, Wavertree

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Department for Levelling Up
  • Housing and Communities
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Home Office
  • Department for Transport
  • Treasury
  • Homelessness
  • Sleeping Rough
  • Ranby Prison
  • Temporary Accommodation: Babies
  • Parking: Key Workers

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (11 Dec 2023 to 30 May 2024)
  • Shadow Minister (Levelling Up, Housing, Communities and Local Government) (28 Oct 2022 to 15 Nov 2023)
  • Member, Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Bill Committee (26 Oct 2022 to 2 Nov 2022)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee ( 8 Feb 2022 to 27 Nov 2023)
  • Member, Judicial Review and Courts Bill (27 Oct 2021 to 23 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Justice Committee (11 May 2020 to 13 Jul 2021)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Prison Capacity 18 Jul 2024

    I welcome the Lord Chancellor to her place. She has certainly hit the ground running in a very difficult backdrop from the previous Government. We know only too well that, often, prisoners are released on Friday afternoon, with little or no access to statutory services, and they become homeless. What assurances can she give the House that this has been thought through, and the unintended...
  • Business of the House 18 Jul 2024

    Congratulations on your re-election, Mr Speaker. I warmly welcome my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House; I know she will do an amazing job. In February 2022, MPs and peers passed an amendment to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill to repeal the Vagrancy Act 1824. However, the last Government failed to set out a commencement date for repeal, while trying to criminalise rough...
  • Debate on the Address: [1st Day] 17 Jul 2024

    In responding to the Gracious Speech, I will focus on just a couple of issues. I welcome all new hon. Members to the House. It can be a lonely place at times, but there is always someone on hand to help, so please reach out, and remember: it is a marathon, not a sprint. Since I was elected in 2019, I have called for far-reaching measures to address the housing crisis and the worsening...

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