Alan Meale

MP, Mansfield

Mansfield Labour

Alan Meale campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Alan Meale’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Alan Meale sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Alan Meale generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Alan Meale has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Local Government Pension Scheme — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] 24 Oct 2016

    First, I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on the fine way in which he has approached this important debate and got it going. This is an important question. In the 1960s, an ex-Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, forced through a report on the financial institutions, which revealed that over 70%—I think it was 74% at the time—of the FT share index was owned by pension funds. That shows...
  • Dog Meat (South Korea) — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] 12 Sep 2016

    In terms of the two figures I referred to, one is the overall figure for the whole country, but my hon. Friend is right; 2.5 to 3 million puppies are factory farmed for the trade.
  • Dog Meat (South Korea) — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] 12 Sep 2016

    Everyone recognises that the trade is a cruel one, but surely the main problem—and the reason for highlighting South Korea—is that it is not simply a question of the tradition of eating dog meat; it is the scale. More than 5 million animals are killed every year, and nearly 3 million of those are farmed on puppy farms for that explicit purpose. It is not surprising that people...

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Labour MP for Mansfield

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election


Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Defence
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Trade and Industry
  • NHS: Public Participation
  • Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme
  • Pneumoconiosis: Compensation
  • Health Services (Nottinghamshire)
  • Mansfield Benefit Centre

Currently held offices

  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 24 Jan 2011)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill Committee (4 Mar 2013 to 16 Dec 2013)
  • Chair, Crossrail Bill Committee (13 Dec 2005 to 13 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (5 Dec 2005 to 13 Dec 2005)
  • Member, Draft Gambling Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Jul 2003 to 22 Jul 2004)
  • Member, Court of Referees (1 Jul 1999 to 1 Jul 2002)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Environment) (28 Jul 1998 to 29 Jul 1999)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jul 1992 to 1 Jul 1994)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (19 Dec 1989 to 16 Mar 1992)
  • Member, European Legislation Sub-Committee I (12 Jul 1989 to 10 Jan 1990)
  • Member, European Legislation Committee (9 Feb 1988 to 15 Dec 1989)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: John Meale
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,000 pa use of office space

Date of receipt: January 2012; renewed January 2013 (arrangement has continued since January 2001)

Date of acceptance: January 2012

Donor status: individual

(Registered 24 January 2012; updated 25 February 2013 and 02 August 2016)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my spouse, Diana Gilhespy, as part-time Senior Parliamentary Assistant.

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