Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament
How Jim McGovern voted on key issues
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted strongly against greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted very strongly for restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted moderately for a smoking banDetails
- Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted moderately against equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted very strongly against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted moderately against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
I have put this question to the Department for Work and Pensions on two previous occasions in the Chamber, but I will try again and perhaps, as the old adage goes, this will be third time lucky. More than 90% of the Work programme participants in my home city of Dundee have not been helped into work by it, so my simple question is: why not?
I am sure that the hon. Gentleman is aware that since the second world war, the MOD has never placed a contract for any defence ship anywhere other than in the UK. If Scotland is no longer part of the UK, obviously it will not get those contracts.
In the Chancellor’s Budget of 2105, he made a very welcome announcement about tax breaks for the computer games industry. That was passed on to the European Commission last April, but since then we have heard nothing. The games body, TIGA, is saying that this is having a very detrimental effect on the industry. Will the Prime Minister and, indeed, the Chancellor do something to address...
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Labour MP for Dundee West
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Trade and Industry
- Work and Pensions
- Housing Benefit
- Digital Television
- Food (Nutritional Content)
- Cash-in-transit Crime
Other offices held in the past
- PPS (Rt Hon Pat McFadden, Minister of State), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (11 Nov 2008 to 17 Dec 2008)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (5 Feb 2008 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (15 Nov 2007 to 22 Nov 2007)
- PPS (Mr Pat McFadden, Minister of State), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (28 Jun 2007 to 11 Nov 2008)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 7 Nov 2007)
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- Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — below 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 67.44% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 7 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 86 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Feb 2014.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payment from ComRes
, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA, for parliamentary surveys:
Payment of £75 on 27 November 2012 for participation in the November 2012 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 22 January 2013)
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: 50 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation, food and travel within the country with a total value of £3,810.
Destination of visit: Taiwan
Date of visit: 2-9 September 2013
Purpose of visit: As a member of the All Party Light Rail Group as part of our enquiry into the growth and regeneration potential of light rail, meeting with politicians, officials and industry experts to discuss Light Rail.
(Registered 10 October 2013)
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