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Andy McDonald

Shadow Secretary of State for Employment Rights

Labour MP for Middlesbrough


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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.

However, Andy McDonald sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Andy McDonald voted for fixed periods between parliamentary elections, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Andy McDonald has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Lifting the Lockdown: Workplace Safety 6 May 2020

    (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to make a statement on guidelines for workplace safety after the lifting of lockdown.
  • Lifting the Lockdown: Workplace Safety 6 May 2020

    Last Sunday, the Government sent trade unions and businesses seven consultation documents outlining proposals for a return to workplaces. We all share a common objective of a safe return to work at the appropriate time that protects public health. However, when the Government’s plans fall short, it is our duty to say so. Trade unions were given just 12 hours to respond. The documents were...
  • Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Covid-19: New Ways of Working 4 May 2020

    Yesterday, the Government gave trade unions just 12 hours to respond to seven consultation papers on safe return to work. The entire country wants the Government to succeed, but that is not how to build confidence or trust. The proposals talk about what the Government expect employers to consider and say that social distancing and hand washing should happen where possible to help, but...

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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
  • Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • HM Treasury
  • Home Office
  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 May 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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