John McDonnell

MP, Hayes and Harlington

Hayes and Harlington Labour

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How John McDonnell voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
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John McDonnell sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Bills Presented: Clause 36 — Privacy and Civil Liberties Board 16 Dec 2014

    I congratulate the right hon. Member for Haltemprice and Howden (Mr Davis) on his consistent approach to this matter. I wholeheartedly support new clause 3, and hope that he brings it back on Report. I still cannot comprehend why intercept evidence has not been used. I have never had a satisfactory response to that in all the debates we have had. Let me turn now to amendments 8, 9 and 10,...
  • National Minimum Wage 16 Dec 2014

    I apologise to my hon. Friend the Member for Barnsley Central (Dan Jarvis) for being late. I was in the main Chamber. We seem to miss out young people in these debates. I am not sure whether he referred to the figures: for an 18 to 20-year-old the national minimum wage is 5.31; for a 16 to 17-year-old it is 3.79; and for apprentices it is 2.73. That must be a disgrace.
  • Kew Gardens — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] 16 Dec 2014

    The point that we were trying to make is that Kew has missed out on other opportunities. Even though it plays a role as a heritage centre, it comes under the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and so it did not gain additional money from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport that others, museums in particular, received. Even though it plays a key education role, it did...

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Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Transport
  • Justice
  • Home Department
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Work and Pensions
  • Departmental Pay
  • Fire Services
  • National Offender Management Service
  • Departmental Sustainable Development
  • Departmental Manpower

Currently held offices

  • Member, Justice Committee

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) Committee (to 11 Jun 2004)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 78 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 126 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 72.49% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 15 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1051 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Unite the Union
(a) Address of donor: Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) Donor status: trade union
(a) (Registered 15 April 2014)

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