Marie Rimmer

MP, St Helens South and Whiston

St Helens South and Whiston Labour

Marie Rimmer’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Marie Rimmer sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Marie Rimmer generally voted for higher taxes on banks, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Marie Rimmer generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Marie Rimmer has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 12 Sep 2017

Recent appearances

  • Universal Credit Roll-Out 18 Oct 2017

    The Government’s aim was to simplify and streamline the benefits system, to improve work incentives, to tackle poverty among low-income families, and to reduce the scope for error. The Government were, however, warned by IT companies that it was not possible to build a universal credit system, bringing the six systems together, in time for implementation, but they ignored that and...
  • Universal Credit Roll-Out 18 Oct 2017

    I agree entirely with my hon. Friend. These people are stressed, suffering from the effects of poverty and the indignity of debt and borrowing from family and friends. Many are on medication for mental health issues, and much of this is debt related. My constituency of St Helens South and Whiston suffers from income poverty. Many of the jobs created in the last 10 years pay much lower wages....
  • Universal Credit Roll-Out 18 Oct 2017

    Not at the moment. A Citizens Advice survey showed that more than 39% of respondents waited more than six weeks for payment, while 11% waited more than 10 weeks and some waited 11 weeks. Where do they get the money from to live and to buy food? Of those on universal credit, 79% are in debt, which puts them at serious risk of eviction. Private landlords are not as understanding as social and...

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Labour MP for St Helens South and Whiston

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Marie Rimmer campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Ministry of Justice
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Department of Health
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Attorney General
  • Data Protection
  • Non-domestic Rates: Greater London
  • Non-domestic Rates
  • Mediation
  • Information Commissioner

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Disabled People) (1 Feb 2017 to 9 Oct 2017)
  • Member, Justice Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 13 Mar 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency


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  • Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Marie Rimmer’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 8 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 95.65% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 53 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Marie Rimmer’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 37 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Oct 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing surveys. Fees are paid direct to a local community fund.
Expected payment of £75 for a survey completed on 17 October 2016. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 17 October 2016)
15 December 2016, payment of £100. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 15 December 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: 47 Seymour Terrace, Liverpool L3 5PE

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £6,600

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 03 July 2017)
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobald's Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 03 July 2017)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobald's Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Four nights’ accommodation with a total value of £1,380

Date received: 23 – 27 September 207

Date accepted: 23 September 2017

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 05 October 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Indian High Commission/Government of India
Address of donor: India House, Aldwych, London WC2B 4NA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights £2,500; accommodation and hospitality £1,500; total value £4,000

Destination of visit: New Delhi, India

Dates of visit: 12-18 February 2017

Purpose of visit: Indo-British APPG familiarisation visit to develop understanding of Indian policy aims and meet key decision makers in government and business.

(Registered 24 March 2017)

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