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A selection of Steve McCabe's votes
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Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
10 votes for, 4 votes against, 2 absences, between 1997–2017
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
12 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2011–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
3 votes for, 1 vote against, 6 absences, between 2008–2016
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
72 votes for, 17 votes against, 44 absences, between 2006–2019
Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
2 votes for, 3 votes against, between 2004–2011
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013
We have lots more plain English analysis of Steve McCabe’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Steve McCabe’s full vote analysis page for more.
I am grateful to my right hon. Friend, who has done so much in this area. I agree that reducing shoplifting to the status of a parking offence has sent entirely the wrong signal. Does he agree that one of the perverse effects has been on the insurance industry? The police will say, “You have insurance.” If a small retailer makes a claim, its insurance goes up and the customer pays more....
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the amount of money bereaved partners potentially missed by not being eligible to receive bereavement benefits reserved for married couples in the last 12 months.
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on what he took the decision to roll local welfare assistance funding into revenue support grant; and what assessment his Department has made of the level of funding required to provide financial assistance to people in financial crisis.
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Former Labour MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Also represented Birmingham, Hall Green
Topics of interest
Steve McCabe campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Education
- Department of Health
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Home Office
- Special Educational Needs
- Energy: Meters
- Universal Credit
- Children: Maintenance
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (22 Jun 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (14 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Shadow Minister (Education) (7 Oct 2013 to 18 Sep 2015)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 4 Nov 2013)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (6 May 2010 to 1 Jul 2010)
- Government Whip (2 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 12 Jun 2006)
- PPS (Rt Hon Charles Clarke, Secretary of State), Department for Education and Skills (10 Apr 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
- PPS (Rt Hon Charles Clarke, Secretary of State), Home Office (16 Dec 2004 to 10 Apr 2005)
- PPS (Rt Hon Charles Clarke, Secretary of State), Department for Education and Skills (13 May 2004 to 16 Dec 2004)
- Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (19 Jun 2002 to 5 May 2005)
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (9 Nov 1998 to 20 Oct 2003)
- Member, Deregulation Committee (29 Jul 1997 to 19 Mar 1999)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
- Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Chairman, Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Chairman, Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill Committee (5 out of 6)
- Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill Committee (6 out of 6)
- Chairman, Nuclear Safeguards Bill Committee (2 out of 6)
- Chairman, Ivory Bill Committee (3 out of 6)
- Chairman, Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Smart Meters Bill Committee (6 out of 6)
- Chairman, National Citizen Service Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Chairman, Neighbourhood Planning Bill Committee (4 out of 8)
- Children and Social Work Bill Committee (5 out of 7)
- Education and Adoption Bill Committee (10 out of 10)
- Driving Instructors (Registration) Bill Committee (0 out of 2)
- Crime and Courts Bill Committee (11 out of 13)
- Identity Documents Bill Committee (5 out of 5)
- Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill Committee (19 out of 20)
- Wreck Removal Convention Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Energy Bill Committee (11 out of 12)
- Children, Schools and Families Bill Committee (3 out of 12)
- Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Health and Social Care Bill Committee (12 out of 12)
- Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Bill Committee (6 out of 6)
- Violent Crime Reduction Bill Committee (7 out of 7)
- Company Law Reform Bill Committee (22 out of 22)
- Identity Cards Bill Committee (7 out of 8)
- Fire and Rescue Services Bill Committee (7 out of 11)
- Police (Northern Ireland) Bill Committee (7 out of 9)
- Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Deceased Fathers) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill Committee (18 out of 23)
- Proceeds of Crime Bill Committee (34 out of 39)
- Vehicles (Crime) Bill Committee (7 out of 10)
- Criminal Justice and Police Bill Committee (11 out of 15)
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- Has spoken in 48 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Steve McCabe’s speeches
- Has received answers to 317 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 72.14% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 120 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 517 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.
Name of donor: Labour Friends of Israel
Address of donor: BM LFI
, London WC1N 3XX
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flights, accommodation and meals with a value of £2,000
Destination of visit: Israel and the Palestinian Territories
Dates of visit: 28 July – 1 August 2019
Purpose of visit: Fact finding visit. Meeting with Israeli and Palestinian co-existence campaigners, politicians, academics and diplomats.
(Registered 23 August 2019)
Name of donor: European Parliamentary Forum on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Address of donor: 23 Rue Montoyer, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flights costing £915.72; accommodation costing £740 and £114; food, transport etc costing £784 and per diem of £210; £2,760 in total.
Destination of visit: Bangladesh (Dhaka and Cox Bazar)
Dates of visit: 12-20 September 2019
Purpose of visit: to participate in a study tour with the All Party Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health.
(Registered 31 October 2019)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in Birmingham: (i) and (ii).
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