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Matthew Pennycook is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
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Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people who have been affected by the underpayment of benefits after transitioning from incapacity benefit to employment and support allowance in Greenwich and Woolwich constituency.
I would like to start by thanking the Bill team, the Clerks, the House staff and the Library specialists for facilitating the debates in the House on this important piece of legislation, as well as all those hon. and right hon. Members who have contributed to the proceedings, particularly those on both sides who took it through Committee over a great many weeks last year. The impetus for this...
I agree there is an anomaly, and I agree that we need consistency. I very much hope the Government give further thought to what might be done to achieve that objective. The Opposition support new clause 23 and amendments 73 and 74, which derive from the Select Committee’s recommendations, and I hope the Minister will constructively respond to them in due course. On Government new clause 19...
Labour MP for Greenwich and Woolwich
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Matthew Pennycook campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 13 Dec 2021.