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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, where they voted similarly to their party.
Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2015–2016.
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2016–2020.
Voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, in 2016.
Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 17 votes against, 6 absences, between 2015–2016.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
52 votes for, 13 votes against, 18 absences, between 2017–2020.
Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2015–2020.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what plans he has to publish the criteria and framework used to assess successful bids to round 1 of the Levelling Up Fund bid process.
To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what plans he has to provide detailed feedback to hon. Members and local authorities who submitted unsuccessful bids for round 1 of the Levelling Up Fund process.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department expects to begin Chester Station's inclusion in the Rail Network Enhancement Pipeline.
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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
- Home Office
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Chorley and South Ribble Hospital: Accident and Emergency Departments
- Rebecca Coriam
- Blood: Contamination
- Cabinet Office: Senior Civil Servants
- Chester Station
Currently held offices
- Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (since 10 Apr 2020)
- Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (since 21 Jan 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- 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: 15 Nov 2021.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: UK Music
Address of donor: Savoy Hill House, 7-10 Savoy Hill, London WC2R 0BU
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket to the Brit Awards, value £900
Date received: 11 May 2021
Date accepted: 11 May 2021
Donor status: company, registration 3245288
(Registered 30 June 2021)
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