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 a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
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Meg Hillier hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Cycling 16 Oct 2014

    As well as being active in the all-party group on cycling, I represent one of the boroughs with the best records on cycling in the country, with the highest percentage of people cycling to work of any London borough. A total of 14.6% of Hackney residents cycle to work, whereas the London average is 7%. The previous census showed that Hackney is the only place in the UK where more people...
  • Cycling 16 Oct 2014

    I completely agree. I am tempted to go on a diversionary rant about how badly trains are designed for cyclists. One of the things that has burgeoned in Hackney is use of the Brompton bike. I am advertising a brand, but it is a very good brand. It is a British-made bike that has been one of the ways in which people get around the challenges of cycling. As I am now on this sideways rant, let me...
  • Business of the House: ISIL: Iraq and Syria 16 Oct 2014

    I welcome the Foreign Secretary’s support for the peshmerga and the ongoing support of the UK Government, and he was right to recognise the bravery of the defenders of Kobane. However, what detailed conversations is he having about opening up a humanitarian corridor to ensure that the people, including women, who have taken up arms to defend their families are supported and protected...

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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 74 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 18 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 67.81% 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.
  • 278 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Meg Hillier’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 367 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

8. Land and Property
A property in London from which rental income is received.

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