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 moderately against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted very strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
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Meg Hillier hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: Local Government Finance 18 Dec 2014

    Even a borough such as mine in Hackney, which is extremely well run by Mayor Jules Pipe, will face enormous cuts in the future. The poorest of my constituents who are already finding life very hard will be squeezed until the pips squeak when social services and other budgets have to face the brunt of these cuts. How can the Minister come to this House and say that this is a good settlement...
  • Energy and Climate Change: UK Anti-corruption Plan 18 Dec 2014

    Many Nigerians I meet are very positive about the steps the UK is taking to tackle corruption. The James Ibori conviction was hailed both by the diaspora and by many in Nigeria. Will the Minister explain how the plan will help more such cases come to court and tackle corruption with this important partner?
  • Energy and Climate Change: A and E and Ambulance Services 18 Dec 2014

    The Secretary of State has accused Opposition Members of political scaremongering. Perhaps I should refer him to the Public Accounts Committee’s report on out-of-hours services, which showed cost-shunting to the ambulance service by out-of-hours providers, and to our recent hearing on A and E, which revealed an incredible waste of public money and a lack of joined-up thinking. That is...

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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 61 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 WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 67.01% 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.
  • 284 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Meg Hillier’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 369 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.

4. Sponsorships
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Name of donor: Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales
(b) Address of donor: 39 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1BX
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: an educational allowance of £5,116.25 and accommodation provided for an intern in my parliamentary office for 10 months: October 2014 – July 2015
(b) Date of receipt: 6 October 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 6 October 2014
(b) Donor status: registered charity
(b) (Registered 25 November 2014)
8. Land and Property
A property in London from which rental income is received.
11. Miscellaneous
Ambassador (unremunerated) for Healthcare Denmark, a body established by the Danish Government in partnership with public and private providers. This entails attending briefing sessions, online and in person, to discuss and compare health care provision across the world. (Registered 25 November 2014)

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