Meg Hillier

MP, Hackney South and Shoreditch

Hackney South and Shoreditch Labour

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How Meg Hillier voted
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  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
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Meg Hillier hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Housing Market (London) 18 Nov 2014

    I point out that on the Colville estate, which is, coincidentally, opposite the New Era estate, the council is building homes for tenants. It is good quality social housing, just as the Minister described. That is a model for what can be achieved with good local leadership and the right funding, and it delivers long-term affordable homes. Surely the Minister can see that as a model, too....
  • Housing Market (London) 18 Nov 2014

    I understand that something as intractable as Battersea power station may have needed a kick start from someone wealthy, wherever they were in the world. In Hackney, however, new developments are being bought off plan by landlords who will never set foot in the country. They were originally built to provide homes for local people, but they never reach the hands of local people. I do not think...
  • Housing Market (London) 18 Nov 2014

    Thank you for calling me, Mr Robertson. I want to return to the issue of the New Era estate, because those 92 households reflect one of the real challenges that my hon. Friend the Member for Hackney North and Stoke Newington (Ms Abbott) just touched on. This involves people in low to moderate-income jobs. I refer people to a report that I partly authored in 2000-01 for the London assembly....

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Labour MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch

Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Work and Pensions
  • Identity Cards
  • Organised Crime: Departmental Co-ordination
  • Housing Benefit
  • Gang Injunctions
  • Green Deal Scheme

Currently held offices

  • Member, Public Accounts Committee

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Minister (Home Office) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Identity), Home Office (23 Mar 2010 to 11 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office (12 Nov 2009 to 23 Mar 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Identity), Home Office (19 Oct 2007 to 10 Aug 2009)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office (28 Jun 2007 to 19 Oct 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Ruth Kelly, Secretary of State), Department for Communities and Local Government (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 17 Oct 2006)

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  • Has spoken in 69 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 19 written questions in the last year — 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 67.67% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 25 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 282 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Meg Hillier’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 368 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Nov 2014.

8. Land and Property
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