How Andrew McDonald voted
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Voted very strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Has never voted on paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
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Andrew McDonald never rebelled against their party in this parliament
My last visit to one of the six Trussell Trust food banks in my constituency left me shocked and horrified. I heard about a single mum—working as a lunch time school supervisor while training to become a classroom assistant—who must, being employed part time, attend jobcentre interviews. On the day her father died, she forgot her appointment. She rang the next day to apologise and...
Fraudulent whiplash claims are criminal activity, plain and simple, and everybody in the House would condemn them. Will the Minister also condemn those insurance companies that created third-party capture, massively contributing to the number of these claims in the first instance? While he is at it, does he have any evidence to suggest that medical practitioners are failing their obligations...
Perhaps I can get to the nub of the matter: lowering fitness standards to ensure that firefighters can work to the age of 60 is reckless in the extreme. No responsible Government would do that, because there is no doubt that it would result in somebody dying. The Government should think again. The Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government, the hon. Member for Great...
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Labour MP for Middlesbrough
Entered House of Commons on 30 November 2012 — Byelection
Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Communities and Local Government
- National Insurance Contributions Office: Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Welfare Tax Credits: Telephone Services
- Railways: Industrial Disputes
- Curzon Institute
- Fire Services
Currently held offices
- Member, Justice Committee
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.
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8. Land and Property
Residential property in Middlesbrough. (Registered 28 December 2012)
Solicitor (not currently employed as such) (Registered 28 December 2012)
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