Matthew Pennycook

Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Labour MP for Greenwich and Woolwich


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Labour MP for Greenwich and Woolwich

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

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Topics of interest

Matthew Pennycook campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change
  • Department for Levelling Up
  • Housing and Communities
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Treasury
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Part-time Employment: EU Law
  • Energy: Meters
  • Clean Growth Ministerial Group
  • Right to Buy Scheme

Currently held offices

  • Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (since 9 Jul 2024)

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities) ( 6 Jul 2024 to 9 Jul 2024)
  • Member, Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill Committee (10 Jan 2024 to 30 Jan 2024)
  • Member, Renters (Reform) Bill Committee ( 8 Nov 2023 to 28 Nov 2023)
  • Member, Social Housing (Regulation) Bill [HL] Committee (23 Nov 2022 to 29 Nov 2022)
  • Member, Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill Committee (15 Jun 2022 to 20 Oct 2022)
  • Shadow Minister (Levelling Up, Housing, Communities and Local Government) ( 4 Dec 2021 to 30 May 2024)
  • Member, Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill Committee ( 9 Nov 2021 to 25 Nov 2021)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (10 Apr 2020 to 4 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union ( 2 Mar 2020 to 11 May 2020)
  • Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union) ( 9 Oct 2016 to 25 Sep 2019)
  • Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee ( 8 Jul 2015 to 17 Oct 2016)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Holocaust Memorial Bill: New Clause 1 - Review of security arrangements 22 May 2024

    I start by thanking the Clerks, the House staff and Library specialists for facilitating our debates on the Bill. I also put on record our thanks to all Members who have contributed to our proceedings at all stages. In particular, I offer our sincere thanks to those who served on the Select Committee for their work in overseeing the Bill’s petitioning period, and all those who made...
  • Holocaust Memorial Bill: Clause 1 - Expenditure relating to a Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre 22 May 2024

    I thank the Father of the House for his intervention. I certainly agree that that is one of many considerations that need to be taken into account when determining the application, but many of the contributions to this debate have raised matters that engage planning considerations, and this Bill does not engage planning considerations, even though it will affect the ability to submit a...
  • Holocaust Memorial Bill: Clause 1 - Expenditure relating to a Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre 22 May 2024

    Before I begin my brief remarks about the amendments, let me restate the Opposition’s support for the construction of a national Holocaust memorial and learning centre in Victoria Tower Gardens. Given that this simple three-clause Bill does nothing more than remove pre-existing legislative impediments to the siting of such a memorial and centre in that location and make provision for, and...

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