Mick Whitley

Labour MP for Birkenhead

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Mick Whitley’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Evusheld 27 Sep 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons his Department has not made Evusheld available to immunocompromised people; and if he will make a statement.
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Desalination 23 Sep 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) necessity and (b) appropriateness of desalination technology for meeting the UK’s long-term water challenges.
  • Ukraine 22 Sep 2022

    I join previous speakers in applauding the heroism and sacrifice of Ukrainian forces, who, in just a few short weeks, have liberated vast swathes of territory previously occupied by Russia. We cannot yet comprehend the scale of the suffering that is taking place in Russian-occupied Ukraine, but the widespread reports of war crimes and crimes against humanity that are emerging from the...

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Labour MP for Birkenhead

Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department for Education
  • Treasury
  • Question
  • Prescriptions: Fees and Charges
  • Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries
  • Employment: Coronavirus
  • Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

Currently held offices

  • Member, Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill Committee (since 2 Mar 2022)
  • Member, Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] Committee (since 12 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill Committee (since 1 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill Committee (since 9 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Subsidy Control Bill Committee (since 20 Oct 2021)
  • Member, Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill Committee (since 1 Jul 2021)
  • Member, Highgate Cemetery Bill Committee (since 21 Jun 2021)
  • Member, Monken Hadley Common Bill Unopposed Bill Committee (since 16 Jun 2021)
  • Member, International Trade Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Highgate Cemetery Bill Committee (16 Jun 2021 to 16 Jun 2021)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 3 Oct 2022.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Hotel accommodation for two nights during the Labour Party Conference, value £840

Date received: 26-27 September 2021

Date accepted: 26 September 2021

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 13 October 2021)
Name of donor: Unite the Union (North West Region)
Address of donor: Quayside House, Merchant's Quay, Salford Quays M50 3SU

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: One night's hotel accommodation to attend the Labour Party North West Regional Conference and Unite fringe event, value £120

Date received: 27 November 2021

Date accepted: 27 November 2021

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 03 December 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
From 21 March 2022, member of the Liverpool City Region Freeport Management Board. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 04 April 2022)

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