Chris Matheson

Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

Labour MP for City of Chester

@chrism4chester https://facebook.com/Chrismathesonforchester

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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.

Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Chris Matheson has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

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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
  • 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)

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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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