Alison McGovern

MP, Wirral South

Wirral South Labour

Alison McGovern campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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.

This is a selection of Alison McGovern’s votes.

  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes

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Alison McGovern has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions 20 Oct 2016

    Given the Secretary of State’s answer to Question 1 on financial services, I am sure he is well aware that Merrill Lynch has 1,000 staff in Chester and that Santander has more than 1,000 staff in Bootle. However, he has staff only in London and Brussels. Will he therefore commit to base staff from his Department in every region of England so that businesses can share their views...
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Saudi Arabia: Human Rights 19 Oct 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the Government last held discussions with the Saudi government in which specific reference was made to human rights in Saudi Arabia.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria 18 Oct 2016

    It is not just the Syrian opposition but Syrian civil society and non-governmental organisations in this country who are calling for our Government to lead on a comprehensive strategy to protect civilians, including a no-bombing zone. Will the Foreign Secretary confirm that our Government will now take a lead in considering this strategy?

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Labour MP for Wirral South

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


Topics of interest

  • International Development
  • Work and Pensions
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Health
  • Department of Health
  • Children: Day Care
  • Nigeria
  • Conditions of Employment
  • Refugees: Calais
  • Football

Currently held offices

  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (since 1 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
1 February 2016, received £150 from the BBC, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London, W1A 1AA, for an appearance on 'Any Questions'. Hours (including preparation and travel): 9 hrs. (Registered 04 February 2016)
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 2015 and August 2016

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 18 December 2015)
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)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: UK China Forum Ltd
Address of donor: 15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): return (premium) economy class air ticket to Beijing and return from Shanghai, £2,117.09, two nights' hotel accommodation in both Beijing and Shanghai, £560 (£140 per night); total £2,677.09

Destination of visit: Beijing and Shanghai

Date of visit: 16-19 November 2015

Purpose of visit: Cross-party Parliamentary visit to attend the 2015 UK-China Leadership Forum organised by the Great Britain China Centre, UK China Forum Ltd and the International Department of the ruling Chinese party, and supported by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, to discuss how to develop UK-China relations following the State Visit to the UK by President Xi Jinping.

(Registered 26 November 2015)
Name of donor: Policy Network
Address of donor: Third Floor, 11 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3QB

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights £227.82; hotel £153.11; total value £380.93

Destination of visit: Rome

Date of visit: 1-2 April 2016

Purpose of visit: to participate in a seminar on ‘Progressive Politics in Hard Times’ Europe’s security, immigration and integration challenges.

(Registered 13 April 2016)

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