Meg Hillier

MP, Hackney South and Shoreditch

Hackney South and Shoreditch Labour/Co-operative

Meg Hillier campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Meg Hillier’s voting in Parliament

Meg Hillier is a Labour/Co-operative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour/Co-operative MPs.

This is a selection of Meg Hillier’s votes.

  • Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes

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

Meg Hillier has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Liberation of Mosul: Points of Order 18 Oct 2016

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. The Public Accounts Committee has summoned witnesses from the Department for Communities and Local Government to come before it tomorrow to explain reports that the troubled families programme has not been achieving its aims. Since 5 October, my Committee has been asking the Department to release six evaluation reports on the scheme. After much delay, they...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 12 Oct 2016

    The Public Accounts Committee and the Comptroller and Auditor General have both warned that the NHS budget is not sustainable. When will the Prime Minister’s Government wake up to the reality of growing demand, avoid the political rhetoric and set a sustainable NHS budget for this year and the future?

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Labour/Co-operative MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Party was Labour until 30 Mar 2015


Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Work and Pensions
  • Credit
  • Identity Cards
  • Vetting
  • Housing Benefit
  • Organised Crime: Departmental Co-ordination

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 10 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (since 18 Jun 2015)
  • Chair, Public Accounts Committee (since 18 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (24 Oct 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Minister (Home Office) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Identity) (9 Nov 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Identity) (2 Jul 2007 to 6 Aug 2009)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Ruth Kelly, Secretary of State), Department for Communities and Local Government (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 16 Oct 2006)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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More about this

  • Has spoken in 36 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Meg Hillier’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 19 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 66.08% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 25 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 269 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Meg Hillier’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 428 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Healthcare Denmark
Address of donor: Forskerparken 10H, 5230 Odense M, Denmark

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): return flights, transfers and accommodation; £350

Destination of visit: Odense, Denmark

Date of visit: 22-23 October 2015

Purpose of visit: delivering a speech at a conference.

(Registered 30 November 2015)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
A property in London: (i) and (ii).
8. Miscellaneous
Until November 2015, Ambassador (unremunerated) for Healthcare Denmark, a body established by the Danish Government in partnership with public and private providers. This entails attending briefing sessions, online and in person, to discuss and compare health care provision across the world. (Registered 25 November 2014; updated 1 December 2015)

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