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
Voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2017–2018
Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2015–2016
Voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2016
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2016
Voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, in 2016
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Last updated: 8 May 2018
I congratulate the Chair of the Committee on another excellent report, and on the forensic and measured way in which she delivered her statement. I hope that the Government take fair notice, although I worry that that may be a forlorn hope. The Government were given a recommendation by the commercial relationships board that Carillion should be designated “high risk”. The...
Can we have a debate about absolutely anything—it does not matter what—as long as we actually have a proper vote at the end of it that tests the Government’s position? The only votes that we are having at the moment are those proposed by the Opposition, and the Government are running scared of those as well. If the Government are too divided or too frit to push through a...
The recent court case that found the collection of tolls at the Mersey crossing unlawful has afforded Ministers an opportunity to pause and review the operation of those tolls, which are hated across my region. Will they take that opportunity and review the tolls?
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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
- 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)
- Member, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 12 Sep 2017)
- 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 67 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Chris Matheson’s speeches
- Has received answers to 37 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 82.32% 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") 89 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 14 May 2018.
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Mr Robin Wendt
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 for the General Election
Donor status: individual
(Registered 20 June 2017
Name of donor: GMB NW
& Irish Region
Address of donor: Columbus Quay, Riverside Drive, Liverpool L3 4GB
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 for the General Election
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 20 June 2017)
Name of donor: Unite the union
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds road, London WC1X 8TU.
Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000, donated via the Labour Party
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 07 July 2017)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: ITV
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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