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Chris Matheson’s voting in Parliament
Chris Matheson is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Chris Matheson’s votes.
Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 17 votes against, 6 absences, between 2015–2016
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2016–2020
Voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, in 2016
Generally voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 2 absences, between 2017–2019
Voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2015–2016
Last updated: 29 Sep 2020.
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Chris Matheson has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of universal credit claimants who have been transferred from legacy benefits are receiving (a) more, (b) the same and (c) less financial support than they were receiving in the legacy benefits.
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Government ministers have (a) personal financial accounts and (b) holdings in offshore territories.
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the recent appointments process for the position of Cabinet Secretary, how many expressions of interest for that position were received from (a) women applicants and (b) applicants from a BAME background.
More of Chris Matheson’s recent appearances
Labour MP for City of Chester
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Chris Matheson campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Cabinet Office
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Department for Transport
- Home Office
- Department of Health
- Chorley and South Ribble Hospital: Accident and Emergency Departments
- Rebecca Coriam
- Blood: Contamination
- Cabinet Office: Senior Civil Servants
- Bottles: Plastics
Currently held offices
- Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (since 10 Apr 2020)
- Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (since 21 Jan 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (12 Jan 2018 to 10 Apr 2020)
- Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 12 Sep 2017)
- Member, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 23 Jul 2018)
- Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 23 Nov 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: Robin Wendt
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 for the 2019 General Election
Donor status: individual
(Registered 03 January 2020)
Name of donor: GMB Union
Address of donor: Mary Turner House, 22 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 for the General Election
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 07 January 2020)
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8TN
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000 for the General Election
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 07 January 2020)
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