A selection of Jim McGovern's votes
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Generally voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
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The Work programme is obviously failing in my constituency and in the city of Dundee as a whole, where only one in seven participants actually get a job. What will the Minister do to address that problem?
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to (a) encourage firms to pay a fair wage to workers in their overseas supply chains and (b) stop other forms of exploitation of those workers.
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to (a) tackle the gender pay gap and (b) increase the number of women in the video games industry.
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Former Labour MP for Dundee West
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Work and Pensions
- Trade and Industry
- 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 (4 Feb 2008 to 30 Mar 2015)
- PPS (Mr Pat McFadden, Minister of State), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (28 Jun 2007 to 11 Nov 2008)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 Nov 2007)
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- Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 7 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 65.70% 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.
- 54 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 87 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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