Jim McMahon

Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Labour/Co-operative MP for Oldham West and Royton


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Jim McMahon’s voting in Parliament

Jim McMahon is a Labour/Co-operative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour/Co-operative MPs.

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Last updated: 18 Jan 2021. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Jim McMahon has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Child Sexual Exploitation and Safeguarding in Oldham 30 Jun 2022

    May I say how moving I thought the closing of that debate was, and your contribution in particular, Mr Deputy Speaker? I thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, and the Opposition Chief Whip for granting me permission to bring this important debate to the House of Commons Chamber. As those in the House will be aware, it is rare for a Front-Bench spokesperson to take to the Back Benches to lead an...
  • Child Sexual Exploitation and Safeguarding in Oldham 30 Jun 2022

    My hon. Friend makes very powerful points. It is clear that victims have been let down. When they went to the people who were there to protect them—social workers and police officers—they were left standing alone. Even with the passage of time, we need to make sure that the perpetrators, who carried out those disgraceful acts of abuse over a long period, feel the full weight of the law....
  • Child Sexual Exploitation and Safeguarding in Oldham 30 Jun 2022

    I agree. After three years of this cloud hanging over our town, I can see the damage that it has caused, not only to the individuals who have been targeted by abuse, but to the families having their homes targeted, with death threats being levelled and all that brings—the anxiety, the stress and the strain. It is very difficult even to talk about that in a conversation like this, when we...

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Labour/Co-operative MP for Oldham West and Royton

Entered the House of Commons on 4 December 2015 — Byelection

Party was Labour until 3 May 2017

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Topics of interest

Jim McMahon campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Education
  • HM Treasury
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Cabinet Office
  • Rolling Stock: Procurement
  • Local Government Finance
  • Local Government: Devolution
  • Jobcentres: Oldham
  • Bus Services: Greater Manchester

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (since 29 Nov 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (6 Apr 2020 to 29 Nov 2021)
  • Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (Devolution) (9 Jan 2018 to 6 Apr 2020)
  • Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Devolution) (9 Oct 2016 to 9 Jan 2018)
  • Member, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (7 Mar 2016 to 31 Oct 2016)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Jul 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for surveys. All fees used to support charities, good causes and local community projects. (Updated 01 September 2021)
27 July 2021, received £120. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 23 August 2021)
Payments from Savanta, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for surveys. All fees used to support charities, good causes and local community projects. (Updated 01 September 2021)
30 July 2021, received £100. Hours: 21 mins. (Registered 23 August 2021)
Payment of £200 expected from CMD Polling, 31 Carolside Avenue, Clarkston, Glasgow, G76 7AA, for a survey completed on 19 October 2021. Hours: 35 mins. Fee to be paid direct to charity. (Registered 15 November 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
From 1 May 2018, Member of the Co-operative Party National Executive Committee. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 21 May 2018)

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