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Siobhain McDonagh’s voting in Parliament

Siobhain McDonagh is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Siobhain McDonagh sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Siobhain McDonagh almost always voted against a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Siobhain McDonagh generally voted for a stricter asylum system, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Siobhain McDonagh generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Siobhain McDonagh’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Siobhain McDonagh’s full vote analysis page for more.

Siobhain McDonagh has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: ICT and Internet 10 Jul 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions his Department has had about providing internet access and adequate devices for disadvantaged children who are out of school.
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: ICT and Internet 10 Jul 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of internet providers on (a) providing internet access and (b) adequate devices for disadvantaged children who are out of school.
  • Departmental Spending 9 Jul 2020

    My contribution to today’s debate is on the eye-watering £1 billion spend by the Ministry on temporary accommodation. There are now 88,330 families trapped in temporary accommodation, including 128,340 children. These families have spent lockdown in hostels, warehouses and B&Bs, including 530 children who have been stuck in the latter for longer than the six-week legal limit. The scale of...

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Labour MP for Mitcham and Morden

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

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Topics of interest

Siobhain McDonagh campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Education
  • Home Department
  • Home Office
  • Department for International Development
  • In Vitro Fertilisation
  • Breakfast Clubs
  • Deportation: Tamils
  • Graffiti
  • Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

Currently held offices

  • Member, Treasury Committee (since 11 May 2020)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 15 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Panel of Chairs (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Women and Equalities Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 13 Jun 2016)
  • Member, Education Committee (10 Sep 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, London Regional Select Committee (14 Dec 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (2 Jul 2007 to 12 Sep 2008)
  • PPS (Rt Hon John Reid, Secretary of State), Home Office (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon John Reid, Secretary of State), Ministry of Defence (10 Nov 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) (14 Nov 2002 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee (27 Nov 2000 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Social Security Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 28 Nov 1997)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jul 2020.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Charlie Parsons Creative
Address of donor: 10 Queen Street Place, London, EC4R 1AG

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: company, registration 05943538

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Baroness Margaret McDonagh
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: USDAW
Address of donor: Meldrum House, 89-91 Middleton Road, Morden, SM4 6RF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 10 January 2020)

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