Jim McGovern

MP, Dundee West

Dundee West Labour

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How Jim McGovern voted
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  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") 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
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Jim McGovern occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

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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 13 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 3 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 68.20% 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: 13 Oct 2014.

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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