Alison McGovern

The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Labour MP for Birkenhead

@Alison_McGovern https://facebook.com/alisonmcgovernforwirralsouth

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Your MP (Alison McGovern) represents you, and all of the people who live in Birkenhead, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

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Profile

Labour MP for Birkenhead

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

Also represented Wirral South

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Topics of interest

Alison McGovern campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • International Development
  • Home Office
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Children: Day Care
  • Universal Credit
  • Kickstart Scheme
  • Jobcentres: Staff
  • Employment: Young People

Currently held offices

  • The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (since 8 Jul 2024)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) ( 4 Dec 2021 to 30 May 2024)
  • Member, Cultural Objects (Protection From Seizure) Bill Committee ( 9 Nov 2021 to 17 Nov 2021)
  • Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (10 Apr 2020 to 4 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Treasury Committee ( 2 Mar 2020 to 11 May 2020)
  • Chair, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (12 Dec 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (12 Dec 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Treasury Sub-Committee (14 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (26 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (26 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art ( 1 Jul 2015 to 26 Oct 2016)
  • Shadow Minister (Treasury) ( 8 May 2015 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) ( 5 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (International Development) ( 7 Oct 2013 to 5 Nov 2014)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (11 Jan 2013 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (18 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, International Development Committee ( 2 Nov 2010 to 4 Feb 2013)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Poverty: Cowdenbeath and Kirkcaldy 22 Jul 2024

    Statistics for the total number of people living in relative and absolute poverty are not available at a constituency level. Statistics on the total number of people in living in relative and absolute poverty both before and after housing costs at regional level are published annually in the Households Below Average Income statistics Households below average income (HBAI) statistics -...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Disposable Income: Cowdenbeath and Kirkcaldy 22 Jul 2024

    The Department for Work and Pensions produces household income statistics on both a before housing costs and after housing costs basis, published in its Households Below Average Income publication. However, these are not available at constituency level: Households below average income (HBAI) statistics - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) The Office for National Statistics produces household disposable...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Rural Areas 22 Jul 2024

    We have interpreted ‘sustainability’ to mean the viability of Jobcentres in rural areas. DWP has a network of 634 established Jobcentres across the UK. The location of Jobcentres needs to balance customer demand, the range of services it needs to offer and operational efficiency. If a Jobcentre is relocated, the Department fully assesses the likely impact, including completion of an...

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