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John Martin McDonnell’s voting in Parliament
John Martin McDonnell is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
However, John Martin McDonnell sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
John Martin McDonnell consistently voted against introducing foundation hospitals; comparable Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, in 2003. Labour, 9 votes, in 2003
John Martin McDonnell generally voted for investigations into the Iraq war; comparable Labour MPs almost always voted against. Show votes
9 votes for, 1 vote against, 5 absences, between 2003–2016. Labour, 20 votes, between 2003–2016
John Martin McDonnell generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system; comparable Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, 3 absences, between 2007–2016. Labour, 11 votes, between 2000–2019
John Martin McDonnell consistently voted against the Iraq war; comparable Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, between 2002–2003. Labour, 6 votes, between 2002–2003
John Martin McDonnell generally voted against introducing ID cards; comparable Labour MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
6 votes for, 13 votes against, 5 absences, between 2004–2006. Labour, 25 votes, between 2004–2006
John Martin McDonnell almost always voted against Labour's anti-terrorism laws; comparable Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
3 votes for, 45 votes against, 22 absences, between 2001–2010. Labour, 81 votes, between 2001–2010
John Martin McDonnell consistently voted against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests; comparable Labour MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, between 2008–2009. Labour, 5 votes, between 2008–2009
John Martin McDonnell generally voted against requiring the mass retention of information about communications; comparable Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2009–2016. Labour, 9 votes, between 2009–2016
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John Martin McDonnell has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
The cut to the 45p rate benefits the richest 1% in our society. When that is combined with lifting the cap on bonuses and the Chancellor’s attack on those on universal credit, does he not realise that this is the most socially divisive Budget in a generation? Has he not looked at the history of engineered booms of this sort? In the 1960s, the dash for growth created catastrophe in our...
I hope there will be plenty of time to discuss the detail of the Bill both in Committee and on Report, so I wish to make some general comments on my worries about where it is situated. When J. K. Galbraith wrote about the 1929 crash, his advice for the future was that people could set up all the institutions they needed to try to prevent it from ever happening again, but the greatest...
The hon. Gentleman knows where my mind is going. We instituted a regulatory review a couple of years ago, and Prem Sikka, a professor of accountancy, and a team of corporate specialists and finance specialists introduced an excellent report. He is now in the Lords and I warn Members that he will shred this legislation when it goes up there. He outlined that 40 bodies are regulating our...
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Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Topics of interest
John Martin McDonnell campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Department
- Communities and Local Government
- Departmental Pay
- Fire Services
- National Offender Management Service
- Departmental Sustainable Development
- Tonnage Tax
Currently held offices
- Member, Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Bill Committee (since 20 Jul 2022)
- Member, Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill Committee (since 7 Sep 2021)
- Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (since 22 Feb 2021)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (14 Sep 2015 to 5 Apr 2020)
- Member, Justice Committee (25 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) (17 Oct 2001 to 14 Nov 2002)
- Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 11 Apr 2002)
- Member, Deregulation Committee (19 Mar 1999 to 11 May 2001)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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