Matthew Pennycook

Shadow Minister (Levelling Up, Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Labour MP for Greenwich and Woolwich

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Matthew Pennycook’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Topical Questions 16 May 2022

    With rent levels surging in the private sector and with the local housing allowance frozen once again, millions of hard-pressed tenants across the country are at risk of arrears and eviction. We know that rent tribunals are not an effective safeguard against punitive rent rises, and that the risk of such rises is likely only to increase when section 21 no-fault evictions are finally scrapped....
  • Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Topical Questions 16 May 2022

    With rent levels surging in the private sector and with the local housing allowance frozen once again, millions of hard-pressed tenants across the country are at risk of arrears and eviction. We know that rent tribunals are not an effective safeguard against punitive rent rises, and that the risk of such rises is likely only to increase when section 21 no-fault evictions are finally scrapped....
  • Affordable Housing (Devon and Cornwall) — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] 27 Apr 2022

    It is a pleasure to serve with you in the Chair, Mr Hosie. I congratulate the hon. Member for North Devon (Selaine Saxby) on securing this debate, on the thoughtful way in which she opened it, and on her tenacity in returning to this issue time and again. I know that she has been highlighting it since she was elected. I also thank all Members who have participated this afternoon. We have had...

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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 Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Treasury
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Part-time Employment: EU Law
  • Energy: Meters
  • Brexit
  • Right to Buy Scheme

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Levelling Up, Housing, Communities and Local Government) (since 4 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill Committee (since 9 Nov 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

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Last updated: 16 May 2022.

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