Jim McGovern

Former MP, Dundee West

Dundee West Labour

A selection of Jim McGovern's votes

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  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Generally voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes

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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

  • 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 (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?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

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