Chris Matheson

Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

Labour MP for City of Chester


Chris Matheson’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Debate on the Address: Public Services 16 Oct 2019

    May I start by welcoming the Government’s proposals to ban trophy hunting imports? Personally, I would like to go further and ban trophy hunting, but we would need some kind of international agreement to do that. I believe there is something profoundly disturbed about people who take pleasure from killing animals. I welcome the Government’s proposals. I do not welcome the Government’s...
  • Debate on the Address: Public Services 16 Oct 2019

    Will the right hon. Lady give way?
  • Debate on the Address: Public Services 16 Oct 2019

    I am grateful to the right hon. Lady for giving way so early in her speech. Can she explain how the last Labour Government were responsible for the subprime mortgage market in the United States causing the longest, deepest recession in the world?

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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

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department for Transport
  • Department of Health
  • Home Office
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 2019.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Chester Race Company
Address of donor: The Racecourse, Chester CH1 2LY

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Guest of the donor at Chester Races, value £425

Date received: 10 May 2019

Date accepted: 10 May 2019

Donor status: company, registration 00037600

(Registered 24 May 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Results UK
Address of donor: 31-33 Bondway, London SW8 1SJ

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Vaccines, flights, accommodation, transport and other incidentals, total value £2,605.16

Destination of visit: Ethiopia

Dates of visit: 14-19 April 2019

Purpose of visit: To examine TB and vaccination programmes and healthcare provision as part of the global campaign against TB.

(Registered 20 May 2019)
Name of donor: British Council
Address of donor: 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BN

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flights costing £2,986.60; hotel accommodation costing £725.08; other food and sundries costing £181.31; £3,892.99 in total.

Destination of visit: Kenya

Dates of visit: 5-11 August 2019

Purpose of visit: To see the work of the British Council in Kenya, and to participate in the selection process for the British Council Future Leaders Connect programme.

(Registered 11 September 2019)
Name of donor: HM Government of Gibraltar
Address of donor: Gibraltar House, 150 Strand, London WC2R 1JA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights £1,404; hotel accommodation £330; ticket to Gibraltar Music Festival £340; total value £2,074

Destination of visit: Gibraltar

Dates of visit: 6-8 September 2019

Purpose of visit: Meetings with ministers in HM Government of Gibraltar ahead of Gibraltar National Day.

(Registered 25 September 2019)

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