Alison McGovern

Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

Labour MP for Wirral South

@Alison_McGovern https://facebook.com/alisonmcgovernforwirralsouth

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Alison McGovern’s voting in Parliament

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

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Last updated: 25 Jan 2021. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Labour MP for Wirral South

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

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Topics of interest

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

  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • International Development
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • Kickstart Scheme
  • Children: Day Care
  • Universal Credit
  • Nigeria
  • Football

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (since 4 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Cultural Objects (Protection From Seizure) Bill Committee (since 9 Nov 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Aug 2022.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Communication Workers Union
Address of donor: 150 The Broadway, London SW19 1RX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 in monthly instalments of £166.67 between September 2020 and August 2021

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 11 November 2020)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: BPI (British Recorded Music Industry) Limited
Address of donor: County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket to the Mercury Awards, including dinner, value £570

Date received: 9 September 2021

Date accepted: 9 September 2021

Donor status: company, registration 01132389

(Registered 23 September 2021)
Name of donor: Liverpool FC Foundation
Address of donor: Anfield Road, Liverpool, L4 0TH

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Match ticket and hospitality, value £500

Date received: 27 November 2021

Date accepted: 27 November 2021

Donor status: company, registration 04587220

(Registered 03 December 2021)
Name of donor: Lawn Tennis Association
Address of donor: The National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, Roehampton, London SW15 5JQ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality to Ladies Wimbledon Tennis Final, total value £1,260

Date received: 8 July 2022

Date accepted: 8 July 2022

Donor status: company, registration 07459469

(Registered 25 July 2022)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Franco-British Council
Address of donor: The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Hospitality and accommodation with a value of £1,356.53

Destination of visit: Paris

Dates of visit: 18-21 September 2021

Purpose of visit: Four-day summit for British and French local and national leaders to deepen understanding and collaboration between France and the UK.

(Registered 29 September 2021)

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