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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.
This is a random selection of Chris Matheson’s votes.
Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, between 2016–2020.
Generally voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, 2 absences, between 2017–2021.
Voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016.
Generally voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, 6 absences, between 2015–2022.
Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016.
Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
1 vote for, 4 votes against, in 2020.
Last updated: 21 Feb 2022.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect on UK media freedom policy of the use by Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan of libel actions against UK journalists in English courts.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total expenditure budgeted by his Department is for the on-train market research into the impact of recent industrial action on the railways.
I rise on behalf of my constituents in the City of Chester. What is so telling to me as I listen to hon. and right hon. Members across the House is that, among the grief and the sadness, there is laughter and smiles. The Queen had that ability to make us smile and laugh, which is so important to remember today. For me, two factors stand out on the death of Her late Majesty. The first is the...
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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
- Cabinet Office
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Home Office
- Chorley and South Ribble Hospital: Accident and Emergency Departments
- Blood: Contamination
- Rebecca Coriam
- Cabinet Office: Senior Civil Servants
- Chester Station
Currently held offices
- Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (since 21 Jan 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (10 Apr 2020 to 4 Dec 2021)
- Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (12 Jan 2018 to 10 Apr 2020)
- 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: Chester Race Company Ltd
Address of donor: The Racecourse, Chester CH1 2LY
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket for the Directors’ box at Chester Racecourse
, including hospitality, value £450
Date received: 5 May 2022
Date accepted: 5 May 2022
Donor status: company, registration 37600
(Registered 06 May 2022)
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