Margaret Greenwood

Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Labour MP for Wirral West


Margaret Greenwood’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Margaret Greenwood sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Margaret Greenwood voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Margaret Greenwood has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 11 Feb 2019

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment 19 Feb 2019

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the extent to which the descriptors used for Work Capability Assessments take proper account of the way that people can be affected by impairment of stamina, breathing or fatigue.
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pension Credit 12 Feb 2019

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2019 to Question 212389, what estimate she has made of the number of couples affected in (a) 2019-20, (b) 2020-21 and (c) 2021-22 of the changes to be introduced in May 2019 to the eligibility for pension credit of couples where one partner has reached state pension age and the other has not.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit Roll-out 11 Feb 2019

    On the evening of 14 January, the Government announced that, from this May, mixed-aged couples on a low income will no longer be able to claim pension credit when the older partner reaches state pension age and will have to claim universal credit instead. Couples affected could lose out by up to £7,000 a year, and the Conservative party manifesto pledged to safeguard pensioner benefits. Why...

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Labour MP for Wirral West

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

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Topics of interest

Margaret Greenwood campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department of Health
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Universal Credit
  • Mortgages: Government Assistance
  • Support for Mortgage Interest
  • Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services
  • Universal Credit: Self-employed

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (since 11 Mar 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (9 Oct 2016 to 11 Mar 2018)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 19 Dec 2016)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Feb 2019.


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