Christina Rees

Independent MP for Neath

@rees4neath https://facebook.com/ChrisReesLabour

About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (Christina Rees) represents you, and all of the people who live in Neath, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

MPs split their time between Parliament and their constituency. In Parliament, they debate and vote on new laws, review existing laws, and question the Government. In the constituency, their focus is on supporting local people and championing local issues. They have a small staff team who help with casework, maintain their diaries, and monitor their inbox.

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Independent MP for Neath

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

Party was Labour until 3 May 2017; Labour/Co-operative until 12 Oct 2022

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Topics of interest

Christina Rees campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Ministry of Justice
  • Home Office
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Wales Office
  • Personal Injury: Compensation
  • Apprentices: Wales
  • Reparation by Offenders
  • Courts
  • Immigration

Currently held offices

  • Member, Pensions (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill Committee (since 17 Apr 2024)
  • Member, Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) Bill Committee (since 17 Apr 2024)
  • Member, Petitions Committee (since 13 Jul 2021)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 16 Jul 2020)
  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (since 6 Jul 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Shark Fins Bill Committee ( 9 Nov 2022 to 16 Nov 2022)
  • Member, Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill Committee ( 7 Sep 2022 to 12 Oct 2022)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Wales ( 9 Feb 2017 to 6 Apr 2020)
  • Shadow Minister (Justice) (10 Oct 2016 to 9 Feb 2017)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (13 Jul 2015 to 1 Feb 2016)
  • Member, Justice Committee ( 6 Jul 2015 to 26 Oct 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Carer’s Allowance — [Julie Elliott in the Chair] 22 Apr 2024

    It is nice to see you in the Chair, Mrs Cummins. There is agreement among all speakers in this debate, including the Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, my right hon. Friend the Member for East Ham (Sir Stephen Timms); the Opposition spokesperson, my hon. Friend the Member for Lewisham, Deptford (Vicky Foxcroft); and the SNP spokesperson, the hon. Member for Motherwell and Wishaw...
  • Carer’s Allowance — [Julie Elliott in the Chair] 22 Apr 2024

    I beg to move, That this House has considered e-petition 640062 relating to Carer’s Allowance. It is always a pleasure to serve under your chair-personship, Ms Elliott. The petition was started by Alasdair Adam and has 13,914 signatures. It asks the Government to increase carer’s allowance to 35 hours a week at the minimum wage, and specifically to increase the amount of carer’s...
  • Carer’s Allowance — [Julie Elliott in the Chair] 22 Apr 2024

    My hon. Friend makes an important point, with which I completely agree. This debate can only highlight the plight of unpaid carers. Although carers can work any amount of hours, they must not exceed the earnings limit, which effectively limits the hours that they can work. It is important to understand that the problem of in-work support is one of implementation, not legislation. Laws exist...

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Last updated: 15 Apr 2024.

6. Land and property portfolio with a value over £100,000 and where indicated, the portfolio provides a rental income of over £10,000 a year
Type of land/property: Residential property
Number of properties: 1
Location: Bridgend County Borough
Interest held: from 8 December 2017 until 18 March 2024
(Registered 18 January 2018; updated 15 April 2024)
8. Miscellaneous
Barrister, non-practising.
(Registered 22 July 2020)

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