Jim McGovern

MP, Dundee West

Dundee West Labour

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How Jim McGovern voted
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  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
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Jim McGovern occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Living Wage 26 Nov 2014

    What steps he is taking to encourage firms in Scotland to pay the living wage.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Living Wage 26 Nov 2014

    Last week, Glasgow Celtic, the football club that I support—indeed, I am a season ticket holder—announced that anyone working there who was not on the living wage would be put on to it. That will mean a major increase for many of the club’s employees. Where Celtic leads, many others follow. We have only to look back to 1967 when Celtic became the first British club to win...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Living Wage 26 Nov 2014

    What can the Minister do to ensure that more organisations and major employers in Scotland pay the living wage?

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Labour MP for Dundee West

Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Work and Pensions
  • Trade and Industry
  • Dentistry
  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 14 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 4 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 67.98% 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 Nov 2014.


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