Andy McDonald

Shadow Secretary of State for Employment Rights

Labour MP for Middlesbrough

@AndyMcDonaldMP https://facebook.com/AndyMcDonaldMP

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Andy McDonald’s voting in Parliament

Andy McDonald is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

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Recent appearances

  • Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions 21 Jul 2020

    The non-payment of the national minimum wage in Leicester garment factories was shocking, but unfortunately unsurprising. Exploitation in the garment industry has been extensively reported for years, including in a 2019 Environmental Audit Committee report. The cases we know about are likely to be the tip of the iceberg. Given that these abusive working practices are not only criminal, but a...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Income Tax 20 Jul 2020

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of income tax revenue lost to the public purse from the underpayment of the national minimum wage in each year since 2009-10.
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Income Tax 20 Jul 2020

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of income tax revenue lost to the public purse from workers being wrongly categorised as self-employed in each year since 2009-10.

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Labour MP for Middlesbrough

Entered the House of Commons on 30 November 2012 — Byelection

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Topics of interest

Andy McDonald campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Railways: Franchises
  • Heathrow Airport
  • Railways
  • West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise
  • Govia Thameslink Railway

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Employment Rights (since 6 Apr 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (27 Jun 2016 to 6 Apr 2020)
  • 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobald's Road, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 17 January 2020)
Name of donor: National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers
Address of donor: Unity House, 39 Chalton Street, London NW1 1JD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £6,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 20 January 2020)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales
Address of donor: 39 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1BX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: an intern in my parliamentary office for 10 months: October 2018 – July 2019, who receives an educational allowance of £5,546.00 paid directly to the intern, and accommodation (value £6,720) provided for the intern.

Date of receipt: 8 October 2018 - 9 July 2019

Date of acceptance: 8 October 2018

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 26 October 2018)
Name of donor: ASLEF
Address of donor: 77 St John Street, London EC1M 4NN

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Secondment of a researcher for my parliamentary office, value £9,086.50

Date received: 1 March 2019 - August 2019

Date accepted: 1 March 2019

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 27 March 2019)
8. Miscellaneous
Solicitor (not currently employed as such). (Registered 28 December 2012)

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