Meg Hillier MP has been Labour & Co-operative MP for Hackney South & Shoreditch since 2005 and was previously a borough councillor and member of the London Assembly.
Meg was Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 2010-11 and chaired the Parliamentary Group of Co-operative MPs 2010/11.
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- Lack of positive measures for co-ops in Queen’s Speech (10 May 2012)Parliamentary Officer Joe Fortune considers yesterday’s Queen’s Speech but sees little good news for co-operatives. Following the local election results, the Coalition Government briefed that they were ready to re-launch their partnership for power. The subsequent Queen’s Speech was to act as the clarion call for the Government’s priorities for the coming legislative term. The fifteen […]
- “Co-op housing will be a central plank of Labour’s housing policies in the next manifesto” (28 Nov 2011)Last Wednesday, co-operators gathered in Westminster with Labour's Shadow Housing Minister to discuss Labour & Co-operative MP Jonathan Reynolds’ private members bill on co-operative housing tenure, reports Daniel Carey-Dawes.
- Event: Co-operative Housing, 23 November, Westminster (27 Oct 2011)Whilst the UK’s housing stock only comprises of 0.6% co-operative housing, the European average is 15% with some countries such as Turkey and Norway having as much as 25% of housing being owned and run by co-ops. This country is one of the few that does not recognise co-operative housing in law. That’s why we […]
- The co-operative week in Westminster (16 Sep 2011)Parliamentary Officer Joe Fortune rounds up the latest from Parliament with the work of Co-operative Parliamentarians. This regular column will briefly round up some of the important or noteworthy pieces of Parliamentary activity and business for co-operators each week. It will highlight the work being done by Co-operative Party MPs and co-operators in Westminster. Of […]
- LabourList takeover: Meg Hillier – Today, we fight for the people shivering under blankets (9 Sep 2011)Today the Co-op Party meets against a backcloth of rising prices for gas and electricity. As the temperature drops, millions will start to see their energy prices spiral out of their reach. They will face the terrible choice between staying warm and running up debts, and turning off the heating despite plummeting temperatures. Those on […]
- Meg Hillier: Trust in the future – how Labour will tackle climate change (15 Jul 2011)Meg Hillier MP, Shadow Energy & Climate Change Secretary and Chair of the Co-operative Parliamentary Group, gave a speech to BusinessGreen tonight. In her speech, Meg outlined Labour’s commitment to a green economy and green jobs, reducing energy dependence and helping people with rising energy prices. She advocated renewables especially on-shore wind and, above all, […]
- Meg Hillier: The Co-operative Party in Westminster: Who we are, and what we do (11 Sep 2010)The Co-operative Party is the second largest opposition party in parliament with 28 MPs. Each of them is, of course, also a Labour MP. As a group we are keen to bring our distinctive and radical policy agenda to help shape the policies of the current government and of the opposition. We have a talented […]
- Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Bank Lending (6 Mar 2014)Meg Hillier: Many businesses in my constituency tell me that their biggest problem is the withdrawal of overdrafts, and they are sometimes offered big and unwanted loans instead. Is the Secretary of State monitoring that trend, to ensure that banks are not fiddling the system to benefit themselves, and to attack small businesses that have cash-flow issues but do not need big loans?
- Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (24 Feb 2014)Meg Hillier: Further to the question asked by my hon. Friend the Member for Dundee West (Jim McGovern), a number of my constituents have been on the employment and support programme for two years, or nearly two years, and have had not a sniff of a work opportunity. Do the Government have a solution for how to get people with complex needs into work, because clearly the Work programme is not delivering?
- Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Technology: Greater London (24 Feb 2014)Meg Hillier: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills under what cost headings the £2 million of funding allocated by his Department to Tech City will be spent.
- Written Answers — Health: Health Services: Foreign Nationals (24 Feb 2014)Meg Hillier: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on retaining access to free diagnosis and treatment for every resident in England for all the diseases included in Schedule 1 of the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2011.
- Written Answers — Justice: Prisoners: Nigeria (24 Feb 2014)Meg Hillier: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions he has had with the Nigerian government about including James Ibori in a prisoner transfer agreement.
- Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Vocational Education (10 Feb 2014)Meg Hillier: My Big Career is a charity that provides face-to-face careers advice in Hackney schools, and is already making great strides in improving the present position. It has also uncovered the fact that, as was pointed out by my hon. Friend the Member for Denton and Reddish (Andrew Gwynne), young people are not always pushed enough towards the right vocational training and qualifications. Will the...
- Business of the House (6 Feb 2014)Meg Hillier: In passing, may I say how good it is to see a bit more diversity on the Government Front Bench? It is just a shame that three of the four Members on the Front Bench not required to be there have silent roles-perhaps it is time the Leader of the House put in a word for their promotion so that they can speak. I am a great champion of university technical colleges-there is one in my...
- Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Parliament (Temporary Relocation) (6 Feb 2014)Meg Hillier: What consideration is being given to a temporary relocation of Parliament to enable refurbishment of the Palace of Westminster.
- Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (5 Feb 2014)Meg Hillier: Overseas students who are offered places at top British universities get extra coaching in English and maths, but hard-working Hackney students from poor backgrounds with top A-level predictions are not even offered a place if they have a grade C in maths. That is not fair and does not help social mobility. What is the Prime Minister going to do to support hard-working Hackney students?
- [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] — Housing (London) (5 Feb 2014)Meg Hillier: Will the Minister give way?
Digital Democracy Commission visit Shoreditch (18 Feb 2014)
Tech City, IDEALondon and Google Campus, hosted The Speaker’s Digital Democracy Commission on Thursday 13 February 2014.
Weekly Parliamentary round up (13 Feb 2014)
A weekly roundup of the issues that I have spoken about in Parliament in the past week.
December 2013/ January 2014 Monthly Report (1 Feb 2014)
Government contracts, UK schools world ranking, Nigeria, Modern-day slavery, Universal Credit, Care Bill, Gender Equality Bill, Victim Support in London, Crowdfunding and the FCA, Commission on Digital Democracy, Broadband, Halve It Campaign, Crossrail 2, London-Stansted-Cambridge APPG, Air Passenger Duty and the Caribbean, Airports Commission interim report, Cyclists, Rock the House & Film the House 2014, Moorfields Eye Hospital, East London Green Jobs Alliance, Homerton High Street road changes
2014, Labour’s year of…fixing the real lobbying scandal (14 Jan 2014)
Lobbying has become a new swear word if you believe the hype about the Lobbying Bill which is going through Parliament. Sometimes when all parties in Parliament agree on something you have to look a bit more closely to see if it really is common sense.
November Monthly Report 2013 (6 Jan 2014)
Immigration Bill, Olympic Legacy, European Union (Referendum) Bill, Urgent and Emergency Care Review, The Bedroom Tax, Childcare, Tour de France 2014, Inquiry into leasehold management, Visit to Salvation Army Employment Plus Service in Hoxton, Visit to Affinitext, Visit to London Youth, Tuberculosis in Hackney, Visit to St Anne’s Parish in Hoxton, Trowbridge Health Surgery
Major new cash award scheme for high quality London youth clubs (10 Dec 2013)
A major new investment in London youth clubs from the City Bridge Trust will see voluntary-led clubs set to receive up to £7,000 each once they have achieved the Gold Level of the London Youth Quality Mark. The investment, by the City of London Corporation’s charity, the City Bridge Trust, will enable clubs to transform the lives of thousands of young people in London.