A selection of Andy McDonald's votes
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Almost always voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 10 votes against, 2 absences, between 2013–2016
Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013
Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2013–2015
Consistently 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, 11 votes against, between 2013–2014
Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system
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Three years ago the Law Commission recommended wholesale reform of taxi and private hire services, but the Government have not responded. Uber proliferates, but it pays no VAT and the country loses a fortune in avoided corporation tax. The former London Mayor was sat on when he tried to bring Uber to heel, despite the denials of his Bullingdon club friends. A No. 10 adviser, lo and behold,...
The Uber scandal is not the only issue of concern right at the heart of this Tory Government, given their perpetual revolving-door employment strategy. While we await a formal response on how a senior Department for Transport civil servant awarded a rail franchise while part-owning the consultancy advising the successful bidder, yesterday it was announced that HS2 had dropped the £170...
I will pick up where the Minister left off and thank everyone who has contributed to the Bill, especially my hon. Friends who served on the Public Bill Committee, and the officials. I pay tribute to the wonderful work of the Transport Committee and everything it has done on this matter. I also thank hon. Members’ staff for their efforts, particularly Juliet Eales, who is soon to leave...
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Former Labour MP for Middlesbrough
Entered the House of Commons on 30 November 2012 — Byelection
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Andy McDonald campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Transport
- Work and Pensions
- Communities and Local Government
- HM Treasury
- Govia Thameslink Railway
- Railways: Industrial Disputes
- Railways: Franchises
- Rail North
- Network Rail: Industrial Disputes
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (27 Jun 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Shadow Minister (Transport) (7 Jan 2016 to 27 Jun 2016)
- Member, Justice Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 13 Jun 2016)
- Member, Justice Committee (10 Dec 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Andy McDonald’s speeches
- Has received answers to 66 written questions in the last year — above 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 73.45% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 58 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 120 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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