Voting Record — Barry Sheerman MP, Huddersfield (10534)

Barry Sheerman is currently Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union

Note: our records only go back to 1997 for the Commons and 2001 for the Lords (more details).

FromToPartyRebellions (explain...)Attendance (explain...)Teller
13 Dec 2019 still in office Lab 0 votes out of 291, 0.0% 291 votes out of 375, 77.6% 0 times
9 Jun 2017 6 Nov 2019 Lab 2 votes out of 372, 0.5% 372 votes out of 463, 80.3% 0 times
8 May 2015 3 May 2017 Lab 5 votes out of 277, 1.8% 277 votes out of 467, 59.3% 0 times
6 May 2010 30 Mar 2015 Lab 17 votes out of 848, 2.0% 848 votes out of 1239, 68.4% 1 time
5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 Lab 12 votes out of 944, 1.3% 944 votes out of 1288, 73.3% 0 times
7 Jun 2001 11 Apr 2005 Lab 29 votes out of 840, 3.5% 840 votes out of 1246, 67.4% 0 times
1 May 1997 14 May 2001 Lab 10 votes out of 828, 1.2% 828 votes out of 1273, 65.0% 0 times

External Links

Interesting Votes

Votes in parliament for which this MP's vote differed from the majority vote of their party (Rebel), or in which this MP was a teller (Teller), or both (Rebel Teller).

See also all votes... attended | possible

HouseDateSubjectBarry SheermanLab VoteRôle
no rebellions, never teller
11 May 2020Became Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union
HouseDateSubjectBarry SheermanLab VoteRôle
Commons29 Oct 2019Early Parliamentary General Election Bill — Third Reading minorityaye Rebel
Commons15 May 2019Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 — Sanctions Aimed At Detering Russia from Destabilising Ukranian Sovereignty Majorityno Rebel
HouseDateSubjectBarry SheermanLab VoteRôle
Commons18 Apr 2017Finance (No. 2) Bill 2017 — Decline Second Reading bothaye Rebel
Commons18 Jan 2017Draft Combined Authorities (Mayoral Elections) Order 2017 — Rules for the Election of Mayors of Combined Authorities Majorityunknown Unknown
Commons7 Dec 2016The United Kingdom Leaving the European Union minorityaye Rebel
Commons20 Jul 2016Draft Nuclear Industries Security (Amendment) Regulations 2016 — Extend Regulation to Transport of Nuclear Material by Air Majorityno Rebel
Commons23 Mar 2016High Speed Rail (London — West Midlands) Bill — Third Reading minorityaye Rebel
Commons9 Mar 2016Proposed European Union Directive on Measures to Combat Terrorism Majorityno Rebel
Commons8 Dec 2015European Union Referendum Bill — Clause 2 — Entitlement to Vote in the Referendum — Those Aged Sixteen and Seventeen Majorityno Rebel
HouseDateSubjectBarry SheermanLab VoteRôle
Commons25 Mar 2015Draft Infrastructure Planning (Radioactive Waste Geological Disposal Facilities) Order 2015 Majorityno Rebel
Commons27 Oct 2014Recall of MPs Bill — Process for Prompting a New Election for a Constituency's MP minorityno Rebel
Commons26 Sep 2014UK Air Strikes Against ISIL in Iraq minorityaye Rebel
Commons13 May 2014Prohibition of Unpaid Internships tellnoaye Rebel Teller
Commons28 Apr 2014High Speed Rail (London — West Midlands) Bill — Second Reading minorityaye Rebel
Commons28 Apr 2014High Speed Rail (London — West Midlands) Bill — Decline Second Reading minorityno Rebel
Commons27 Jan 2014European Union (Approvals) Bill — Clause 1 — Limitation of Scope of Europe for Citizens Programme bothaye Rebel
Commons10 Dec 2013Business of the House — Time for Consideration of Private Members' Bills Majorityunknown Unknown
Commons4 Dec 2013European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Colombia and Peru Trade Agreement) Order 2013 Majorityno Rebel
Commons31 Oct 2013High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill — Third Reading minorityaye Rebel
Commons30 Oct 2013Draft Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (Designation of the UK Green Investment Bank) Order 2013 Majorityno Rebel
Commons26 Jun 2013High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill — Decline Second Reading minorityno Rebel
Commons24 Jan 2013Reduce Voting Age to 16 minorityaye Rebel
Commons11 Jul 2012House of Commons to Sit on Tuesdays from 7pm until 10pm to Consider Private Members' Bills Majorityaye Rebel
Commons10 Jul 2012House of Lords Reform Bill — Second Reading minorityaye Rebel
Commons7 Mar 2012European Union — Safety of Offshore Oil and Gas Activities Majorityno Rebel
Commons23 Nov 2011Deferred Division — Schengen Governance minorityaye Rebel
Commons12 Oct 2011First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Fees Order 2011 — Fees for Appealing Immigration Decisions Majorityno Rebel
Commons27 Apr 2011European Union — Regulation of Short Selling and Certain Aspects of Credit Default Swaps Majorityunknown Unknown
Commons8 Feb 2011Education Bill (second reading) bothno Rebel
Commons18 Oct 2010Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 2 — Entitlement to vote in the referendum Majorityaye Rebel
Commons14 Jul 2010Terrorism Act 2006 (Disapplication of Section 25) Order 2010 Majorityunknown Unknown
6 May 2010Stopped being Member, Liaison Committee (Commons)
HouseDateSubjectBarry SheermanLab VoteRôle
Commons30 Apr 2009MPs' expenses — No lower limit for declaration minorityaye Rebel
Commons30 Apr 2009MPs' expenses — Staff to continue to be employed by MPs — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons30 Apr 2009MPs' expenses — outer-London MPs can no longer claim second home minorityaye Rebel
Commons12 Nov 2008Business of the House — Regional Accountability minorityno Rebel
Commons2 Apr 2008Northern Rock plc Transfer Order 2008 — Not annulled minorityno Rebel
Commons18 May 2007Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Exempt constituents' letters only — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons18 May 2007Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Continue to disclose MPs' correspondence — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons18 May 2007Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — That the Question now be proposed minorityaye Rebel
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 1 (Fully Appointed) — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Support for bicameral Parliament minorityaye Rebel
Commons11 Dec 2006Orders of the Day — Offender Management Bill minorityaye Rebel
Commons14 Mar 2006Animal Welfare Bill — New Clause "8" — Docking of dogs' tails — Working dogs Majorityaye Rebel
HouseDateSubjectBarry SheermanLab VoteRôle
Commons26 Jan 2005Car Mileage Allowance minorityno Rebel
Commons26 Jan 2005Modernisation of the House of Commons minorityno Rebel
Commons18 Nov 2004Hunting Bill minorityaye Rebel
Commons18 Nov 2004Hunting Bill bothno Rebel
Commons18 Nov 2004Hunting Bill minorityno Rebel
Commons18 Nov 2004Hunting Bill (Procedure) (No. 3) minorityaye Rebel
Commons16 Nov 2004Hunting Bill — Clause 1 — Hunting wild mammals with dogs minorityaye Rebel
Commons16 Nov 2004Hunting Bill — Clause 1 — Hunting wild mammals with dogs minorityno Rebel
Commons16 Nov 2004Hunting Bill — Clause 1 — Hunting wild mammals with dogs minorityaye Rebel
Commons16 Nov 2004Hunting Bill — Clause 1 — Hunting wild mammals with dogs minorityaye Rebel
Commons3 Nov 2004Members' Allowances minorityno Rebel
Commons3 Nov 2004Members' Allowances Majorityno Rebel
Commons26 Oct 2004Removal of References to Strangers minorityaye Rebel
Commons26 Oct 2004Programming of Bills minorityno Rebel
Commons26 Oct 2004Programming of Bills minorityno Rebel
Commons15 Sep 2004Hunting Bill minorityaye Rebel
Commons15 Sep 2004Hunting Bill bothaye Rebel
Commons15 Sep 2004Hunting Bill bothaye Rebel
Commons15 Sep 2004Hunting Bill minorityaye Rebel
Commons15 Sep 2004Hunting Bill — Timetable minorityaye Rebel
Commons15 Sep 2004Hunting Bill (Procedure) minorityno Rebel
Commons15 Sep 2004Hunting Bill (Procedure) minorityno Rebel
Commons15 Sep 2004Hunting Bill (Procedure) minorityaye Rebel
Commons24 Mar 2004European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill — Lords amendment 1D minorityaye Rebel
Commons1 Mar 2004Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Asylum appeals should be referred to a higher court — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons25 Feb 2004School Admissions (Prohibition of Religious Discrimination) bothno Rebel
Commons18 Nov 2003Grammar Schools (Ballots and Consultation) bothaye Rebel
Commons11 Mar 2003Specialist Schools (Selection by Aptitude) bothaye Rebel
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 1 (Fully Appointed) — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — House of Lords to be abolished — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons14 May 2002Payment for Chairmen Majorityno Rebel
Commons14 May 2002Payment for Chairmen Majorityaye Rebel
Commons18 Mar 2002Hunting with Dogs: Ban minorityaye Rebel
Commons18 Mar 2002Hunting with Dogs: Hunting Under Licence minorityno Rebel
Commons5 Jul 2001Parliamentary Pensions Majorityno Rebel
HouseDateSubjectBarry SheermanLab VoteRôle
Commons17 Jan 2001Hunting Bill - Hunting with dogs: regulation minorityno Rebel
Commons20 Dec 2000Hunting Bill (Programme) minorityno Rebel
Commons15 Nov 2000Genetically Modified Food and Producer Liability (No. 2) minorityaye Rebel
Commons31 Oct 2000Stem Cell Research minorityno Rebel
Commons23 Oct 2000Election of Speaker minorityno Rebel
Commons23 Oct 2000Election of Speaker minorityno Rebel
Commons23 Oct 2000Election of Speaker minorityno Rebel
21 Dec 1999Became Member, Liaison Committee (Commons)
Commons24 Feb 1999City of London (Ward Elections) Bill (By Order) minorityaye Rebel
Commons29 Jul 1998Parliamentary Oaths (Amendment) Majorityaye Rebel
Commons22 Jun 1998Crime and Disorder Bill [Lords] minorityno Rebel
1 Jun 1994Stopped being Shadow Spokesperson (Disabled Peoples' Rights),
1 Jun 1992Became Shadow Spokesperson (Disabled Peoples' Rights),
1 Jun 1992Stopped being Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs),
1 Jun 1988Became Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs),
1 Jun 1988Stopped being Shadow Spokesperson (Education and Employment),
8 Dec 1983Stopped being Member, Public Accounts Committee
1 Jun 1983Became Shadow Spokesperson (Education and Employment),
14 Apr 1981Became Member, Public Accounts Committee

Policy Comparisons

This chart shows the percentage agreement between this MP and each of the policies in the database, according to their voting record.

10% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
12% Academy Schools - for
50% Action to prevent domestic violence
92% Additional Rate of Income Tax - Increase
28% Against On-Shore Wind Turbines
84% Apprenticeships
0% Assisted Dying
60% Asylum System - More strict
25% Balance the Budget Without Borrowing
21% Ban fox hunting
92% Bankers' Bonus Tax
50% Brexit veto for Scotland, Wales and NI
89% Business and community control of schools: For
0% Cap or Reduce Public Sector Redundancy Payments
0% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
24% Closed Material Proceedure
17% Coalition Programme for Government - For
95% Control Orders
100% Corporal punishment of children - Against
100% Crossrail - In favour
13% Cull Badgers
100% Decamp from Palace of Westminister During Works
21% Delegate more powers to government ministers
75% Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
77% Do more to help refugees inclding children
10% Employee Shareholder Status
15% Encourage and incentivise saving
0% End support for some 16-18 yr olds in education
76% Energy Prices - More Affordable
0% English Votes on English Laws etc.
5% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
74% European Union Integration - For
15% Excess Bedroom Benefit Reduction - Social Tenants
19% Extend Right to Buy to Housing Associations
40% Fixed Term Parliaments
71% For the UK to Remain a Member of the EU
90% Foundation hospitals - In favour
21% Fox hunting - Ban
6% Freedom of Information Bill 2000 - Strengthen
35% Fully Elected House of Lords
73% Further devolution to Northern Ireland
62% Further devolution to Scotland
64% Further devolution to Wales
49% Gambling - Against permissiveness
6% GP Commissioning in the NHS
100% Higher Pay for Public Sector Workers
36% Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
54% Higher taxes on banks
25% Higher taxes on sugary drinks
0% Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
86% Homosexuality - Equal rights
19% HS2 - In Favour
78% Human Rights and Equality
89% Identity cards - For introduction
67% In Favour of Mass Surveillance
83% Incentivise Low Carbon Electricity Generation
83% Incentivise membership of press regulator
32% Increase Air Passenger Duty
14% Increase the income tax - tax free allowance
32% Increase VAT
67% Inheritance Tax
99% Iraq 2003 - For the invasion
9% Iraq Investigation - Necessary
100% Jobs Guarantee for Long Term Young Unemployed
89% Labour's Terrorism laws - For
93% Limit NHS Foundation Trust Private Patient Income
13% Localise Council Tax Support
47% Lower taxes on petrol & diesel for motor vehicles
30% Make High Earners Pay Market Rent for Council Home
62% Make it easier to trigger a new election for an MP
100% Mansion Tax
80% Mass Retention of Communications Data
48% Measures to reduce tax avoidance.
100% Member trustees on pension boards
0% Merge Police and Fire under Police & Crime Cmmr
0% Military Action against Daesh / ISIL
85% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
76% Minumum Wage
100% More Emergency Service Workers
100% More funds for social care
77% More Generous Benefits for Ill and Disabled
68% More powers for local councils
100% MPs decide if to approve a withdrawal agreeement
4% No detention without charge or trial
86% No Polls Clash With MP Election System Referendum
71% Nuclear power - For
65% Openness and Transparency - In Favour
42% Pension auto-enrolment - For
30% Phase out of Tenancies for Life
8% Police and Crime Commissioners
96% Post office - in favour of Government policy
4% Post office closures - against
100% Prevent abuse of zero hours contracts
0% Privatise Royal Mail
21% Promote Occupational Pensions
52% Proportional Representation Voting System - For
42% Protesting near Parliament - Unrestricted
99% Public Ownership of Railways
100% Rail Fares - Lower
30% Recreational drugs - Against legalization
7% Reduce capital gains tax
13% Reduce central funding for local government
15% Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits
0% Reduce taxes on domestic property transactions
17% Reduce the rate of Corporation Tax
22% Reducing the number of MPs - for
1% Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
46% Referendum on UK's EU membership -For -Pre 2016
21% Referendums for Directly Elected City Mayors
29% Register of Lobbyists
86% Regulate letting agent fees
38% Regulation of Shale Gas Extraction
75% Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
17% Replace Higher Education Grants with Loans
88% Require Pub Companies to Offer Rent Only Leases
4% Restrict 3rd party campaigners during elections
10% Restrict Scope of Legal Aid
100% Retain funds from council house sales locally
10% Retention of Business Rates by Local Government
68% Right for EU Citizens in the UK to Stay
42% Right to strike
79% Role of MPs in the House of Commons - Strengthen
97% Same Sex Marriage - for
20% Schools - Greater Autonomy
0% Sell England's Public Forests
99% Smoking ban - In favour
99% State control of bus services
78% Stop climate change
78% Stronger Military Covenant
35% Tax Incentives for Companies Investing in Assets
100% Teach children about drugs, sexuality and health
0% Termination of pregnancy - against
0% The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty
38% Tougher on illegal immigration
12% Trade Union Regulation
29% Transexuality - Against legal recognition
37% Transparency of Parliament
79% Trident replacement - In favour
0% Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
7% University education fees - Should be free
59% University Tuition Fees - For
50% Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
48% Voting age - Reduce to 16
0% War - Parliamentary authority not necessary
100% Welfare benefits ought rise in line with prices
86% Woman's pension age increase - slow transition

Possible Friends (more...)

Shows which MPs voted most similarly to this one in the 2017-present, Westminster Parliament. This is measured from 0% agreement (never voted the same) to 100% (always voted the same). Only votes that both MPs attended are counted. This may reveal relationships between MPs that were previously unsuspected. Or it may be nonsense.

No results found

About the Project

The Public Whip is a not-for-profit, open source website created in 2003 by Francis Irving and Julian Todd and now run by Bairwell Ltd.

PublicWhip v2 codebase is currently under development - you can join the Slack group to find out more or email [email protected]

The Whip on the Web

Help keep PublicWhip alive