A selection of Alison McGovern's votes
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Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
3 votes for, 14 votes against, 8 absences, between 2010–2015
Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 10 votes against, between 2013–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, 7 absences, between 2011–2016
Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, between 2010–2016
Generally voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 13 votes against, 4 absences, between 2011–2014
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I thank the Foreign Secretary for his statement. Of course, it is not for any of us in this House to decide who runs Syria; that is a choice for the Syrian people. We should judge recent events in Syria as being successful only if they form part of a comprehensive strategy to protect civilian life. What conversations has the Foreign Secretary had with the Secretary of State for International...
Late on Saturday night, a massive explosion devastated New Ferry in my constituency. We are thinking of all those who are hurt. It is a miracle that more people were not injured. The community now faces significant dereliction. Will the Prime Minister join me in thanking all those who looked after my community over the weekend and in recent days? Will she arrange for me a meeting with the...
The Prime Minister lectures nationalists on the importance of staying in unions, but all the while she is advocating leaving one. She lectures our European partners on the importance of the single market, but all the while she is hellbent on our leaving it. Does she think that this incoherence in her position might be dealt with—and make her life easier—if she thought again about...
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Former Labour MP for Wirral South
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Alison McGovern campaigned to remain in the European Union
- International Development
- Work and Pensions
- Innovation and Skills
- Department of Health
- Children: Day Care
- Conditions of Employment
- Refugees: Calais
Other offices held in the past
- 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
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- Has spoken in 57 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Alison McGovern’s speeches
- Has received answers to 17 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 64.67% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 3 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
- 108 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 225 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
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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 2016
and August 2017
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 02 September 2016)
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