Margaret Greenwood

Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

Wirral West Labour

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

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2017

Recent appearances

  • Universal Credit Roll-Out 18 Oct 2017

    This debate has been wide ranging, and we have heard Members from all parts of the House describe with real focus and urgency the unrolling fiasco that is universal credit under this Government. Ninety Members put in to speak in this debate, reflecting the huge concerns across the House and in the country. Labour calls on the Government to pause the roll-out of universal credit and fix the...
  • Universal Credit Roll-Out 18 Oct 2017

    My hon. Friend makes a very strong point and I thank her for it. Sir John Major recently called the roll-out of universal credit operationally messy, socially unfair and unforgiving. A former Government official, Dame Louise Casey, likened it to jumping off a cliff. Members are extremely concerned about what universal credit means for their constituents. Indeed, 12 Members from the Government...
  • Universal Credit Roll-Out 18 Oct 2017

    I cannot give way, as I must make progress. The reality, according to the Trussell Trust, is that food bank referrals have increased by more than double the national average in areas in which the universal credit full service has been rolled out. The Peabody Trust says that the arrears rate for its tenants in receipt of universal credit is three times that for tenants unaffected by universal...

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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
  • Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services
  • Universal Credit: Telephone Services
  • Personal Independence Payment: Mental Illness
  • Universal Credit
  • Jobcentre Plus: Training

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (since 9 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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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  • Has spoken in 59 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Margaret Greenwood’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 47 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low 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 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 69 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Margaret Greenwood’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 73 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Oct 2017.

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
Address of donor: 128 Theobald's Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: CWU North West
Address of donor: 302a Barlow Moor Road, Manchester M21 8AY

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Unite the Union Vauxhall Motors
Address of donor: GM Manufacturing UK, North Road Industrial Estate, Ellesmere Port CH65 1AL

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

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 07 July 2017)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Barbara Gleave
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Accommodation during the general election campaign, value £700

Date received: 20 April - 8 June 2017

Date accepted: 20 April 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 July 2017)

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