Alex Cunningham

Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Pensions)

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Stockton North Labour

Alex Cunningham’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Alex Cunningham sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Alex Cunningham generally voted against equal gay rights, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Alex Cunningham generally voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Labour MPs almost always voted for. Show votes

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Alex Cunningham has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 4 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Wales Office: Burial: Fees and Charges 13 Dec 2017

    If he will meet with Cabinet colleagues to discuss the merits of removing child burial fees in England in line with policy in Wales.
  • Point of Order 12 Dec 2017

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. The deadline for members of the British Steel pension scheme to decide whether to join their new employers’ scheme, to have their pension paid through the Pensions Protection Fund or to make personal arrangements is all but upon them. The House will share my concerns over rogue advisers who are cold calling scheme members and attempting to part them from...
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Offshore Industry: Helicopters 11 Dec 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2017 to Question 115873, on helicopter flight hours, if he will publish the Civil Aviation Authority’s annual aggregate data for each helicopter model issued with an airworthiness certificate in each year since 2014; and on what the timetable is to publish the aggregate data for 2017.

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Labour MP for Stockton North

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

Alex Cunningham campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Education
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department of Health
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Burma
  • Offshore Industry
  • Armed Forces: Education
  • Lead: Ammunition
  • Offshore Industry: Helicopters

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Pensions) (since 14 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (18 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
  • Member, Education Committee (7 Nov 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (17 Jan 2011 to 8 Mar 2011)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 27 Jun 2011)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Dec 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing surveys. All fees paid direct to Stockton North CLP. (Updated 14 December 2016)
9 December 2016, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 14 December 2016)
3 January 2017, payment of £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 02 October 2017)
1 February 2017, payment of £100. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 02 October 2017)
12 April 2017, payment of £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 02 October 2017)
22 September 2017, payment of £150. Hours: 90 mins. (Registered 02 October 2017)
29 September 2017, payment of £150. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 09 October 2017)
17 November 2017, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 11 December 2017)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: UNISON
Address of donor: 140-150 Pilgrim St, Newcastle NE1 6TH

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 23 June 2017)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Two houses in Stockton on Tees: (i). (Registered 26 May 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my son, John Cunningham, as a Caseworker.

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