Alison McGovern

Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

Labour MP for Wirral South


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Alison McGovern’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Prayers - [Mr Speaker in the Chair] : The Growth Plan 23 Sep 2022

    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.
  • Health and Social Care Update 22 Sep 2022

    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...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Afghanistan 20 Sep 2022

    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.

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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
  • Children: Day Care
  • Kickstart Scheme
  • 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: 5 Sep 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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