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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.
This is a random selection of Jim McMahon’s votes.
Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 13 votes against, 8 absences, between 2016–2022.
Voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
57 votes for, 11 votes against, 23 absences, between 2017–2022.
Has never voted on raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2022.
Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2015–2020.
Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2019–2022.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an estimate of the number of birds that have been culled as a result of avian flu by species since 2020.
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish storm overflow spill data obtained through event duration monitoring for 2022.
On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Last week, the High Court ruled against the Dartmoor national park authority, which sought to protect the right of free access for wild camping. That is a significant backward step that seemingly puts the financial interests of one person above the fundamental access rights that have been hard fought for and provided for in law by this House. It goes...
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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
Topics of interest
Jim McMahon campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Transport
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Department for Education
- HM Treasury
- Department for Communities and Local Government
- 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: 23 Jan 2023.
1. Employment and earnings
12 August 2022, received £225 from Ipsos MORI
, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for a survey. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 09 September 2022)
Payments from Savanta Comres, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for surveys:
24 January 2022, received £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 12 September 2022)
30 March 2022, received £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 12 September 2022)
23 May 2022, received £100. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 12 September 2022)
2 August 2022, received £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 12 September 2022)
9 September 2022, received £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 12 September 2022)
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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