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John Martin McDonnell

Former Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington

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Recent appearances

  • The Economy 24 Oct 2019

    I beg to move amendment (g), at end add ‘but respectfully regrets that the Gracious Speech fails to rebuild the UK economy, tackle the housing crisis, further pushes public services into crisis and contains no vision to bring this divided country back together; calls on the Government to bring forward a plan to rebuild the economy so that it works in the interest of the many, not just...
  • The Economy 24 Oct 2019

    Madam Deputy Speaker, I know that large numbers of Members are seeking to make speeches—I will take a number of interventions, but I will protect the time as best I can for others to speak. Let me give my hon. Friend this assurance on that critical point: in our last Labour party manifesto, we promised that we would review the mineworkers’ pensions scheme—it is dear to my heart,...
  • The Economy 24 Oct 2019

    Let me put on record that we pay tribute to Gordon Brown for the work that he did during that period. He committed himself to lifting children out of poverty and, my God, he delivered it.

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Former Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington

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

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

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Topics of interest

John Martin McDonnell campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Transport
  • Justice
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Departmental Pay
  • Fire Services
  • National Offender Management Service
  • Departmental Sustainable Development
  • Tonnage Tax

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (14 Sep 2015 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • 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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  • Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all John Martin McDonnell’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 86 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 77.32% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 138 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1278 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Verso, 6 Mead St, London W1F 0EG, for editing and providing an introduction to a book of 16 essays:
26 June 2019, received £2,000 as advance upon publication. Hours: 10 hrs. Payment, minus tax owed, donated to the Labour Party. (Registered 22 July 2019; updated 02 August 2019)

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