Chris Matheson

MP, City of Chester

City of Chester Labour

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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Chris Matheson

Last updated: 19 Apr 2017

Recent appearances

  • Terror Attacks 22 Jun 2017

    Two members of my immediate family were present at the Manchester Arena bombing, and my contempt for that bomb is heightened by the fact that this was not a thrash metal gig; it was Ariana Grande, and the targets were little girls. Does the Home Secretary share my concern about the continuing presence of far-right hate preachers in organisations such as the English Defence League, and does...
  • Debate on the Address: [1st Day] 21 Jun 2017

    I was hoping that the Prime Minister might answer my—
  • Debate on the Address: [1st Day] 21 Jun 2017

    As always, Mr Speaker, I am inclined to agree with you. I thank the Prime Minister for calling the general election, in which I increased my majority from 93 votes to 9,176. She talks about the increase in the number of young people voting, so why is she introducing voter suppression methods such as obliging people to show identification before they can vote?

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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

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)

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  • Has spoken in 68 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Chris Matheson’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 53 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.
  • 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") 68 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 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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