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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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We have heard a lot of words, but my constituents care about the numbers. They will think that £18 billion is an awful lot of money, so what are they going to get for it? The Chancellor said it will pay for business investment and job creation and will raise wages. I want to know by precisely how much real wages will rise by the end of this forecast period.
The statement from the new Secretary of State contained three paragraphs on care but not a word about care workers’ pay. I am gobsmacked, Madam Deputy Speaker. I wonder whether the Secretary of State has read the report produced by the Government’s own Migration Advisory Committee, which states: “Persistent underfunding of the care sector…underlies almost all the workforce problems in...
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 July 2022 to Question 38652 on Refugees: Afghanistan, what steps the Government is taking to work with local authorities across the UK to identify more opportunities for people being housed in bridging hotels to move into permanent accommodation.
Labour MP for Wirral South
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Alison McGovern campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.