Barry Sheerman

Barry Sheerman





Address as

Mr Sheerman

Contact details


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 5037
Fax: 020 7219 2404


Office F18, The Media Centre, 7 Northumberland Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1RL
Tel: 01484 487970


Electoral history

Contested Taunton October 1974 general election. Member for Huddersfield East 1979-83, for Huddersfield 1983-2010, for Huddersfield (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election

Parliamentary career

Opposition Spokesperson for: Employment and Education 1983-88, Home Affairs 1988-92, Disabled People's Rights 1992-94; Chair Cross-Party Advisory Group on Preparation for EMU 1998-; Vice-chair Joint Pre-Legislative Committee Investigating the Financial Services and Markets Bill 1998-; Chair Cross-Party Advisory Group to Chancellor of the Exchequer on European Economic Reform

Party groups

Member, Co-operative Party; Chair, Labour Forum for Criminal Justice

Select committees

Chair: Education and Employment (Education Sub-Committee) 1999-2001; Member: Liaison 1999-2010, Education and Employment (Employment Sub-Committee) 2000-01; Chair: Education and Skills/Children, Schools and Families 2001-10; Member: Liaison (Liaison Sub-Committee) 2002-10

Councils, public bodies

Councillor, Loughor and Lliw Valley Unitary District Council 1972-79

International bodies

World Bank Business Partnership for Development Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP)

Political interests

Trade, industry, finance, further education, education, economy, social enterprise and entrepreneurship

Countries of interest

European Union, Kenya, South America, USA

General Election 2010 - Huddersfield

Name Party Votes %
Sheerman, Barry Lab/Co-op 15725 38.66%
Tweed, Karen Con 11253 27.67%
Blanchard, James Lib Dem 10023 24.64%
Cooper, Andrew Green 1641 4.04%
Firth, Rachel BNP 1563 3.85%
Cooney, Paul TUSC 319 0.79%
Result Lab/Co-op Hold (7.17% from Lab/Co-op to Con)