Chris Matheson

Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

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City of Chester Labour

Chris Matheson’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Public Bill Committee: Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill 12 Sep 2018

    I am most grateful for your guidance, Mr Owen. As you will know, I always accept the guidance of the Chair. If it gives you any comfort, it would not delay matters long, because the order is extremely short and simple. There are two extra articles, one about electoral registers and one about revoking previous orders. I will make an offer to the Minister, who I think may have not understood...
  • Public Bill Committee: Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill 12 Sep 2018

    What a generous offer! There is a serious point. With the greatest respect—I moderate the tone of my language—the Minister’s excuse does not hold water and is not acceptable. The orders are simple—they simply reproduce what the boundary commissions gave us. They are not a reason to delay the vote in the House. What is the reason? We know what it is: the Government do...
  • Public Bill Committee: Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill 12 Sep 2018

    It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Owen. I know hon. Members find these proceedings rather frustrating, but I do not. I have learned stuff today. My hon. Friend the Member for Enfield, Southgate makes an intriguing point about the Government running down the clock given the limited number of sitting Fridays. That had not occurred to me. One of the problems the...

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Labour MP for City of Chester

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Chris Matheson campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Transport
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department of Health
  • Home Office
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Chorley and South Ribble Hospital: Accident and Emergency Departments
  • Rebecca Coriam
  • Bottles: Plastics
  • Oil: Licensing
  • High Speed 2 Railway Line

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (since 12 Jan 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)


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  • Has spoken in 68 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Chris Matheson’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 33 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 79.50% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 106 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Sep 2018.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: ITV plc
Address of donor: The London Television Centre, Upper Ground, London SE1 9LT

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: ticket with hospitality for the National Television Awards with a value of £1,075

Date received: 23 January 2018

Date accepted: 23 January 2018

Donor status: company, registration 4967001

(Registered 12 February 2018)

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