Margaret Greenwood

Shadow Secretary of State for 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 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 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Self-employed 7 Nov 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference paragraph 5.38 on page 78 of the Budget 2018 Red Book, what estimate she has made of the effect on the public purse of the delay until April 2020 of the reduction of the level of earnings to be disregarded under the surplus earnings rule from £2,500 to £300.
  • Universal Credit 5 Nov 2018

    I thank the Secretary of State for advance sight of her statement. I would like to pay tribute to all the individuals, charities and Members of the House who have been holding the Government to account over their chaotic and damaging universal credit programme, which is pushing families into poverty. In June, the National Audit Office published a damning report on universal credit. We know...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit 5 Nov 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to page 78 of the Red Book and page 11 of the policy costings for Budget 2018, what the schedule is for the start and end of (a) the pilot for the managed migration of people claiming legacy claimants to universal credit and (b) the managed migration as a whole.

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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
  • Universal Credit: Housing
  • Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

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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  • Has spoken in 44 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Margaret Greenwood’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 55 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 78.13% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below 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 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 118 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 29 Oct 2018.


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