Andy McDonald

Labour MP for Middlesbrough and Thornaby East


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Labour MP for Middlesbrough and Thornaby East

Entered the House of Commons on 30 November 2012 — Byelection

Also represented Middlesbrough

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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
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Treasury
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Railways: Franchises
  • Heathrow Airport
  • Railways
  • West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise
  • Govia Thameslink Railway

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Lifelong Learning (Higher Education Fee Limits) Bill Committee (15 Mar 2023 to 23 Mar 2023)
  • Member, Business and Trade Sub-Committee on National Security and Investment (28 Jun 2022 to 30 May 2024)
  • Member, Business and Trade Committee ( 5 Jan 2022 to 30 May 2024)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Employment Rights ( 6 Apr 2020 to 27 Sep 2021)
  • 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)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Debate on the Address: Foreign Affairs and Defence 18 Jul 2024

    It is a pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale (David Mundell). It is also a pleasure to finally sit on the Government Benches with my Labour colleagues. The view is so much better from here. It is an honour to have heard such incredibly powerful maiden speeches from my hon. Friends the Members for Ealing Southall (Deirdre Costigan), for...
  • War in Gaza 7 May 2024

    The earlier comment that Israel should get on and finish the job sent a chill through this Chamber and through the homes of millions of people in our country, because they know what that means: increased numbers of children being massacred in Rafah, and I would like the Deputy Foreign Secretary to distance himself from that comment. Given the evidence in the High Court that says that the UK...
  • Education: Topical Questions 29 Apr 2024

    Five years on from the approval of a new secondary school in my Middlesbrough constituency, not a brick has been laid and the children of Outwood Academy Riverside remain in an old Home Office block, and the next two years’ intake are going to be bused to Redcar to portacabins plonked on a field. Children are spending their entire secondary school years in temporary accommodation and it is...

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