Matthew Pennycook

Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Labour MP for Greenwich and Woolwich

@mtpennycook

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Matthew Pennycook’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 20 Jul 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.

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Matthew Pennycook has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Departmental Spending 7 Jul 2020

    It is a real pleasure to take part in what has been a good debate. I commend the Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, my hon. Friend the Member for Bristol North West (Darren Jones), for his characteristically thoughtful and articulate opening remarks. The quality of my hon. Friend’s contribution was matched by many others that followed, and I mention in...
  • Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Departmental Spending 7 Jul 2020

    Absolutely. My hon. Friend makes a very good point: other countries have done it and we have been calling for sector-specific packages for those in most need. The Government have done it for steel; let us get on and do it for aerospace and the other sectors that need additional support. A number of other Members mentioned the environment and climate emergency. Given the primacy of the climate...
  • Covid-19: Support for UK Industries 25 Jun 2020

    It is a pleasure to respond to this wide-ranging and well-subscribed debate on behalf of the Opposition. I start by thanking all right hon. and hon. Members who have taken part in the debate today, and the right hon. Member for Chipping Barnet (Theresa Villiers) for opening it. I also pay tribute to the initiators of each of the petitions under consideration and, by my calculation, the...

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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 Exiting the European Union
  • Department of Health
  • Department for Transport
  • HM Treasury
  • Part-time Employment: EU Law
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Energy: Meters
  • Brexit
  • Right to Buy Scheme

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (since 10 Apr 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Martin Taylor
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 23 December 2019)
Name of donor: GMB
Address of donor: 22 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD

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

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 23 December 2019)

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