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Shaun Bailey

Conservative - West Bromwich West

3,799 (11.0%) majority - 2019 General Election

First elected: 12th December 2019

Finance (No. 2) Bill
10th May 2023 - 18th May 2023
Firearms Bill
8th Mar 2023 - 15th Mar 2023
Child Support (Enforcement) Bill
22nd Feb 2023 - 1st Mar 2023
Protection from Sex-based Harassment in Public Bill
8th Feb 2023 - 22nd Feb 2023
Equipment Theft (Prevention) Bill
25th Jan 2023 - 1st Feb 2023
Online Safety (Re-committed Clauses and Schedules) Bill
7th Dec 2022 - 15th Dec 2022
Carer’s Leave Bill
2nd Nov 2022 - 9th Nov 2022
Financial Services and Markets Bill
12th Oct 2022 - 3rd Nov 2022
Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Bill
26th Oct 2022 - 2nd Nov 2022
Public Accounts Committee
9th Nov 2020 - 25th Oct 2022
National Security Bill
12th Oct 2022 - 18th Oct 2022
Online Safety Bill
18th May 2022 - 28th Jun 2022
Charities Bill [HL]
19th Jan 2022 - 25th Jan 2022
Dormant Assets Bill [HL]
15th Dec 2021 - 11th Jan 2022
Taxi and Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Bill (England and Wales)
27th Oct 2021 - 3rd Nov 2021
Education (Careers Guidance in Schools) Bill
22nd Sep 2021 - 27th Oct 2021
Building Safety Bill
9th Sep 2021 - 26th Oct 2021

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Shaun Bailey has voted in 1037 divisions, and 5 times against the majority of their Party.

14 Dec 2021 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Shaun Bailey voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 38 Conservative No votes vs 271 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 441 Noes - 41
14 Dec 2021 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Shaun Bailey voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 97 Conservative No votes vs 224 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 369 Noes - 126
14 Dec 2021 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Shaun Bailey voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 60 Conservative No votes vs 258 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 385 Noes - 100
22 Jun 2022 - Health and Personal Social Services - View Vote Context
Shaun Bailey voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 61 Conservative No votes vs 106 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 215 Noes - 70
16 Apr 2024 - Tobacco and Vapes Bill - View Vote Context
Shaun Bailey voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 58 Conservative No votes vs 179 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 383 Noes - 67
View All Shaun Bailey Division Votes

Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Christopher Pincher (Independent)
(50 debate interactions)
Mike Amesbury (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Levelling Up, Housing, Communities and Local Government)
(34 debate interactions)
Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative)
(18 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(47 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(33 debate contributions)
Home Office
(33 debate contributions)
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View all Shaun Bailey's debates

West Bromwich West Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

Shaun Bailey has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Shaun Bailey

23rd April 2024
Shaun Bailey signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 24th April 2024

FA Cup replays

Tabled by: Martin Vickers (Conservative - Cleethorpes)
That this House regrets the decision to end replays in the FA Cup; and calls on the football authorities to reconsider this decision.
11 signatures
(Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 5
Labour: 4
Workers Party of Britain: 1
Independent: 1
21st February 2024
Shaun Bailey signed this EDM on Thursday 22nd February 2024

No confidence in the Speaker

Tabled by: William Wragg (Independent - Hazel Grove)
That this House has no confidence in Mr Speaker.
90 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Mar 2024)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 42
Scottish National Party: 41
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Workers Party of Britain: 1
View All Shaun Bailey's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Shaun Bailey, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.

Shaun Bailey has not been granted any Urgent Questions

3 Adjournment Debates led by Shaun Bailey

Thursday 18th January 2024
Thursday 26th January 2023
Thursday 27th February 2020

1 Bill introduced by Shaun Bailey

A Bill to make provision about the regulation of certain rifle ranges and shooting galleries; to make provision for an offence in relation to the possession of component parts of ammunition; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 18th September 2023 and was enacted into law.

Latest 5 Written Questions

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
5th Mar 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government Equalities Office is taking to help promote shared parental leave.

In the past 2 years the Government has spent over £1.75 million on communications campaigns to promote Shared Parental Leave to parents and employers and has achieved and maintained high levels of awareness of the policy. The Government is also improving tools and guidance for parents and employers to make it easier for them to access the scheme.

25th Nov 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress her Department has made on securing free trade agreements with countries around the world.

I refer my Hon. Friend for West Bromwich West to my previous answer to my Hon. Friend for Hendon on 30th November (UIN: 79331).

22nd Sep 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimates she has made of the number of people who have found employment through Plan for Jobs skills and employment programmes.

The Department for Work and Pensions will be monitoring and evaluating the Plan for Jobs programmes throughout their implementation.

As of the 11th October, 86,000 young people have started a Kickstart job. Over 204,900 roles have been made available for young people to apply to through the scheme and over 307,500 jobs have been approved for funding.

Although care is taken when processing and analysing Kickstart applications, referrals and starts, the data collected might be subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale recording system, which has been developed quickly.

The management information above has not been subjected to the usual standard of quality assurance associated with official statistics, but is provided in the interests of transparency. Work is ongoing to improve the quality of information available for the programme.

Employment outcomes are available for Job Entry Targeted Support (JETS) in England and Wales and JETS Scotland, and provided in the table below. It should be noted that JETS provides support for up to six months and many people who have started on the scheme will not yet have had time to achieve an employment outcome.

JETS Starts and Employment Outcomes

Programme Starts (To End August 2021)

Employment Outcomes (To End August 2021)

JETS England and Wales (launched 5 October 2020)



JETS Scotland (launched 25 January 2021)



Note: JETS data are taken from the Provider Referrals and Payments (PRaP) system. An employment outcome is defined as when an individual achieves £1,000 cumulative earnings within eight months of starting on the programme as identified via HMRC earnings information.

The number of people who have started on Job Finding Support (JFS) and Sector Based Work Academies (SWAPs) provision is provided in the tables below. Employment outcomes for these programmes are not currently available.

SWAPs Starts

1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021


1 April 2021 - 10 October 2021


Total since April 2020


Notes: A SWAP start is defined as someone attending the first day of the placement, which is usually the first day of pre-employment training. A start is only recorded where a claimant attended their placement. SWAPs starts data are collected by Jobcentre staff and reflect the number of SWAP starts by claimants in receipt of Universal Credit (UC), Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Income Support (IS).

JFS Starts


Starts to JFS





















Notes: JFS Starts are taken from the Provider Referrals and Payments (PRaP) system. Starts occur where an initial meeting has taken place and participant has acknowledged receipt of appropriate documents such as the Job Finding Action Plan (JFAP). JFS Start volumes, particularly those in more recent months, are likely to increase as starts can be recorded retrospectively.

Through our Youth Offer we currently have over 135 Youth Hubs physically open to support young people across Great Britain get into work and the ambition is to have 150 open by the end of the year.

Mims Davies
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
30th Oct 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of re-classifying sun cream from a cosmetic product to an essential product for the purposes of VAT.

VAT is a broad-based tax on supplies of goods and services, and exceptions are limited and set out in legislation. High-factor sunscreen is on the NHS prescription list for certain conditions and qualifies for a VAT zero rate when prescribed and dispensed by a pharmacist.

Making all sunscreen VAT-free would come at a considerable cost to the Exchequer. While all taxes are kept under review, there are currently no plans to reduce VAT on sunscreen products.

23rd Mar 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support businesses with property with a rateable value of over £51,000 and who therefore do not qualify for grant funding.

A range of measures to support all businesses has been made available. These include the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, allowing businesses to benefit from loans of up to £5m, with the first 12 months of that finance interest free, and the Covid-19 Corporate Financing Facility. Businesses can also benefit from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to help keep people in employment. More detail on the business support package is available at: More detail on the CJRS for businesses is available at:

Steve Barclay
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs