Matthew Pennycook

Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Labour MP for Greenwich and Woolwich


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Matthew Pennycook’s voting in Parliament

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

Recent appearances

  • Backbench Business: COP26 Conference Priorities — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] 22 Jul 2021

    Do the Government agree that the $100 billion commitment needs to be met in full by the UN General Assembly in September, and that the $17 billion shortfall needs to be made up and cannot wait any longer if COP26 is going to be a success?
  • Backbench Business: COP26 Conference Priorities — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] 22 Jul 2021

    It is always a pleasure to serve with you in the Chair, Mr McCabe. It is also a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Edinburgh North and Leith (Deidre Brock). This has been an excellent debate, with a great many heartfelt and incisive contributions from Members from both sides of the House. I congratulate, as others have done, the hon. Member for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland (Mr...
  • Building Safety Bill 21 Jul 2021

    I very much welcome the fact that this House is acting to address the systemic problems identified in the Hackitt review. I also welcome a number of specific measures in the Bill—for example, the new standards proposed for product safety and for professionals involved in the design and construction of buildings. What I cannot welcome and what I find particularly objectionable, given what so...

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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
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Treasury
  • Department for Transport
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Part-time Employment: EU Law
  • Energy: Meters
  • Clean Growth Ministerial Group
  • Brexit

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)

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Last updated: 26 Jul 2021.


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