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
  • Department for Education
  • Homelessness
  • Sleeping Rough
  • Temporary Accommodation: Babies
  • Ranby Prison
  • 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

  • Families in Temporary Accommodation 20 May 2024

    My hon. Friend, who is undoubtedly a doughty champion for those in temporary accommodation in constituencies up and down the country, is making a powerful and moving speech. The Secretary of State has expressed his regret about the number of children living in temporary accommodation, even though he has sat on the Government Benches throughout. The figures that my hon. Friend outlines make...
  • Work and Pensions: Universal Credit 13 May 2024

    If he will make an estimate of the number of in-work universal credit claimants that have had payments stopped due to errors made by his Department in the last 12 months.
  • Work and Pensions: Universal Credit 13 May 2024

    My constituent Georgina Mitchell is a single mum to three children, two of whom have additional needs. She works as a nurse and is in receipt of universal credit. The Minister says that work pays, but since October, Georgina has had her benefits stopped intermittently because the DWP has falsely recorded her earnings as £19,000 one month, £12,000 the next, and so on and so forth. She cannot...

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