Chris Matheson

MP, City of Chester

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City of Chester Labour

Chris Matheson’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 4 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Tolls on the Mersey Crossings — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] 5 Dec 2017

    I beg to move, That this House has considered tolls on the Mersey crossings. It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Paisley. Although the motion is in my name, it is very much the result of a team effort, as demonstrated by the number of right hon. and hon. Members on the Labour Benches today. The issue of tolls on the new Mersey crossing has caused consternation across...
  • Tolls on the Mersey Crossings — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] 5 Dec 2017

    I was most perturbed to hear that, and perhaps the Transport Minister here today might pass the concerns of the assembled right hon. and hon. Members back to the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse. In relation to attributing views to the Mayor of the city region that he does not hold, I understand that the Mayor, Steve Rotherham, has today written to the Minister for the Northern...
  • Tolls on the Mersey Crossings — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] 5 Dec 2017

    My right hon. Friend makes a very good point and leads me into the next part of my speech. I will quote Rachel from north Wales, who has seemingly had a similar experience to his constituents. She said: “Two weeks ago I drove over to Walton for a long awaited hospital appointment. Not only is it a 120 mile round trip, it’s an area I don’t know at all so subsequently I was...

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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
  • 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, 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 76 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Chris Matheson’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 36 written questions in the last year — above 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 85.00% 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") 77 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 27 Nov 2017.

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 for the National Television Awards with a value of £1,028

Date received: 25 January 2017

Date accepted: 25 January 2017

Donor status: company, registration 4967001

(Registered 13 March 2017)

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