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: 8 May 2018

Recent appearances

  • Public Accounts Committee 24 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...
  • Business of the House 24 May 2018

    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...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions 24 May 2018

    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

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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)
  • 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)

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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 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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