Mary Creagh

MP, Wakefield

Wakefield Labour

Mary Creagh campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Mary Creagh’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Mary Creagh sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Mary Creagh generally voted for a transparent Parliament, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Westminster Hall 17 Nov 2016

    First Report from the Environmental Audit Committee of Session 2016-17, on Soil Health, HC 180, and the Government response, HC 650 – Mary Creagh. Westminster Hall debate; 1:30 pm
  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Agriculture: Finance 25 Oct 2016

    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has for the funding of agri-environment projects in receipt of EU funding signed after the Autumn Statement.
  • European Council 24 Oct 2016

    The Prime Minister said that she wanted the UK to be the most passionate, consistent and committed advocate of free trade anywhere in the world. Would that not be best demonstrated by the UK remaining a member of the single European market of 9 trillion, protecting the jobs and incomes of my constituents? Does she also agree that following the same process as Canada—seven years...

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Labour MP for Wakefield

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


Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for International Development
  • Transport
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Overseas Aid
  • Public Expenditure
  • Horses: Slaughterhouses
  • Flood Control
  • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Environmental Audit Committee (since 10 Feb 2016)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 10 Feb 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 10 Feb 2016)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for International Development (5 Nov 2014 to 14 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (7 Oct 2013 to 5 Nov 2014)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Opposition Assistant Whip (Commons) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Health) (1 Mar 2010 to 31 Oct 2010)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (10 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Select Committee (3 Mar 2009 to 29 Oct 2009)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Andy Burnham, Secretary of State), Department for Culture, Media & Sport (29 Jan 2008 to 16 Jan 2009)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Andy Burnham, Chief Secretary), HM Treasury (16 Jul 2007 to 29 Jan 2008)
  • PPS (Andy Burnham, Chief Secretary), HM Treasury (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Jul 2007)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (26 Mar 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • PPS (Lord Hunt of King's Heath OBE, Minister of State), Department of Health (14 Mar 2007 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Lord Warner, Minister of State), Department of Health (20 Nov 2006 to 1 Feb 2007)
  • PPS (Andy Burnham, Minister of State), Department of Health (20 Nov 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (12 Jul 2005 to 22 Jan 2007)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 45 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Mary Creagh’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 42 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 49.41% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 31 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.
  • 120 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Mary Creagh’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 272 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing surveys. Fees are donated to Yorkshire and Humber Labour Party. (Registered 04 February 2016)
2 February 2016, payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 04 February 2016)
5 September 2016 payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 07 September 2016)
9 June 2016, £1,500 received from the Institute of Travel and Tourism, Conduit House, Conduit Lane, Hoddesdon EN11 8EP, for delivering a speech and Q&A session at the ITT Conference in Tel Aviv, which I attended 3-7 June 2016. Hours: 1 hr 15 mins. The Institute of Travel and Tourism also paid for my return business class flights from London to Tel Aviv at £750 and four nights' accommodation with a value of £720. (Registered 29 June 2016)
Payments received from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing surveys:
14 January 2016, received £75. Hours: 30 mins. Fee donated to a local charity. (Registered 12 July 2016)
24 March 2016, received £75. Hours: 30 mins. Fee donated to Yorkshire & Humber Labour Party. (Registered 12 July 2016)
13 May 2016, received £100. Hours: 1 hr. Fee donated to Yorkshire & Humber Labour Party. (Registered 12 July 2016)
16 June 2016, received £75. Hours: 30 mins. Fee donated to Yorkshire & Humber Labour Party. (Registered 12 July 2016)
16 September 2016, received £150 from DODS Parliamentary Communications Ltd, 11th Floor, The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG, for completing a survey. Hours: 1 hr. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 29 September 2016)

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