Simon Lightwood

Labour MP for Wakefield

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Recent appearances

  • Shale Gas Extraction 22 Sep 2022

    I do not know about you, Mr Speaker, but I am sensing some tremors of dissent on the Conservative Benches. Fracking is expensive and dangerous, but it is also a disaster for our climate. Does the Secretary of State recognise that, if every country matched his plans to extract every ounce of gas, the planet would warm by 3°, spelling climate disaster? Does he not understand that this is a...
  • Tributes to Her Late Majesty the Queen 10 Sep 2022

    It has been an honour and a privilege to listen to the tributes and anecdotes from Members across the House. I pay tribute, both personally and on behalf of the people of Wakefield, to the service of our remarkable Queen. Her devotion and sacrifice to this nation over her 96 years is an inspiration and guiding light to us all, however long we have been in public life. It is an immense sorrow,...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Services: Wakefield 19 Jul 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help improve access to NHS dentistry in Wakefield.

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Labour MP for Wakefield

Entered the House of Commons on 24 June 2022 — Byelection


Topics of interest

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Treasury
  • Home Office
  • Department for Transport
  • NHS Walk-in Centres: Wakefield
  • Dental Services: Wakefield
  • Anti-social Behaviour: Wakefield
  • Bus Services: Wakefield
  • Employees' Contributions and Pay: Wakefield

Previous MPs in this constituency

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Owen Trotter
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 for my election campaign

Donor status: individual

(Registered 19 July 2022)
Name of donor: GMB North East, Yorkshire and Humberside
Address of donor: Grove Hall, College Grove Road, Wakefield WF1 3RN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 for my election campaign

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 19 July 2022)
Name of donor: Unison Yorkshire and Humberside
Address of donor: Quayside House, Canal Wharf, Holbeck, Leeds LS11 5PS

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,500 for my election campaign

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 19 July 2022)
8. Miscellaneous
Member of the Unison Labour Link Regional Committee. (Registered 19 July 2022)

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