Chris Matheson

MP, City of Chester

City of Chester Labour

Chris Matheson campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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.

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  • Chris Matheson generally voted for higher taxes on banks, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Last updated: 8 Feb 2017

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Labour MP for City of Chester

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

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Department for Transport
  • Department of Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Home Office
  • Department for Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Chorley and South Ribble Hospital: Accident and Emergency Departments
  • Rebecca Coriam
  • High Speed 2 Railway Line
  • Immigration Controls
  • Interest Rate Swap Transactions

Currently held offices

  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (since 8 Jul 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 75 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Chris Matheson’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 61 written questions in the last year — above 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 74.65% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 117 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Chris Matheson’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 57 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Feb 2017.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Falkland Islands Government
Address of donor: the Secretariat, Stanley, Falkland Islands FIQQ 1ZZ

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel and accommodation with a value of £3,079.84

Destination of visit: Falkland Islands

Date of visit: 10-17 February 2016

Purpose of visit: familiarisation visit, sponsored by the Falkland Islands Government.

(Registered 15 March 2016)

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