Simon Lightwood

Shadow Minister (Transport)

Labour MP for Wakefield

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 12 Mar 2024

    Details to be provided – Simon Lightwood. Ten Minute Rule Motion
  • Pedicabs (London) Bill [Lords] 28 Feb 2024

    It is a pleasure to speak for the Opposition on Second Reading this afternoon. As my colleagues in the other place have set out, Labour welcomes this short yet vital Bill and will support its progress, but it is long overdue. After years of asking for these powers from the Government, the Bill will finally give Transport for London the power to tackle the blight of unregulated pedicabs in...
  • Pedicabs (London) Bill [Lords] 28 Feb 2024

    I agree with my hon. Friend. I would have liked to have seen the Government hold to their promise of delivering a comprehensive transport Bill. Things such as e-scooters need a decision one way or the other; we cannot extend the trials indefinitely. A regulated pedicab sector can bring enormous benefits to London, as a unique zero-carbon way to travel in an equally unique, thriving part of...

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Labour MP for Wakefield

Entered the House of Commons on 24 June 2022 — Byelection


Topics of interest

  • Department for Transport
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Home Office
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Buses: Exhaust Emissions
  • Social Security Benefits: Disqualification
  • State Retirement Pensions: Fraud
  • Asylum: Wakefield
  • Universal Credit: Childcare

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Transport) (since 27 Sep 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Seafarers' Wages Bill [HL] Committee (11 Jan 2023 to 17 Jan 2023)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 19 Feb 2024.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Wakefield Council
Address of donor: Wakefield One, PO Box 700, Wakefield WF1 2EB
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two free parking permits, estimated value £447.12
Date received: 1 August 2022 - 14 February 2023
Date accepted: 1 August 2022
Donor status: other
(Registered 28 February 2023)
8. Miscellaneous
Member of the Unison Labour Link Regional Committee. (Registered 19 July 2022)

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