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.
- 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 […]
- Written Answers — HM Treasury: Credit (26 Mar 2015)Meg Hillier: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the affordability criteria used by the Financial Conduct Authority to set rules to protect consumers taking out loans in the short-term credit market.
- Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Written Questions: Government Responses (26 Mar 2015)Meg Hillier: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will ensure that a substantive Answer to Questions 227859 and 227860 is provided before prorogation.
- Written Answers — HM Treasury: Credit (26 Mar 2015)Meg Hillier: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the progress made by the short-term credit industry on full market participation in real-time data-sharing.
- Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Adult Education: Hackney (25 Mar 2015)Meg Hillier: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Skills Funding Letter 2015 to 2016, if he will make an assessment of the potential effects of the change in adult skills funding between 2014-15 and 2015-16 on (a) students and (b) colleges in Hackney South and Shoreditch constituency.
- Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Domestic Abuse: Police Response (23 Mar 2015)Meg Hillier: On legal aid for victims of domestic violence, I and other colleagues have come across women who are victims but who have had to fork out from their own pockets, and some have just given in after spending too much, moving too often and finding that the system does not work. Surely the Minister must acknowledge that there is a problem. What is she going to do about it?
- Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Adult Education: Hackney (23 Mar 2015)Meg Hillier: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effects of changes in adult skills funding since 2010 on (a) students and (b) colleges in Hackney South and Shoreditch constituency.
- Amendment of the Law (19 Mar 2015)Meg Hillier: The Minister raises the important issue of national insurance contributions. Will she highlight for many of the self-employed people in my constituency what that will mean for their pensions?
- Energy and Climate Change: Barts Health NHS Trust (19 Mar 2015)Meg Hillier: I am shocked by the Minister’s tone, as there are genuine concerns about the services that my constituents and those of colleagues are receiving. Barts is the largest trust in England, and when it was formed many concerns were raised. It dilutes accountability and direct line management. Does she agree now that it was too big and that consideration needs to be given to making a number...
- Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Brownfield Land (16 Mar 2015)Meg Hillier: I welcome the Minister’s response. If what he says is true, why was St Leonard’s hospital in my constituency given to PropCo-NHS Property Services Ltd-in the NHS and why has the fire station, which was closed, been sold for a rumoured £28 million, and neither for local housing? Does he not agree that the best thing for public health in the local area would be...
- [Mr Dai Havard in the Chair] — backbench business — Digital Democracy (10 Mar 2015)Meg Hillier: I thank all Members who have contributed to the debate, as well as others who were unable to attend but are nevertheless very interested in the work of the Speaker’s Digital Democracy Commission. I also thank many others who contributed to the commission’s deliberations. I thank the commissioners, who gave up their time freely to make the report what it is, and, of course, Mr...
March 2015 MP Report (27 Mar 2015)
The Budget, affordable housing, broadband and the benefit cap are covered in the March 2015 MP Report
The Housing Crisis (27 Mar 2015)
London’s housing is in crisis and Hackney is the epicentre.
MP Report February 2015 (26 Mar 2015)
First time buyers, human trafficking, women in politics and fuel poverty are all covered in the February 2015 MP Report.
Budget 2015 (23 Mar 2015)
A disappointing final budget with nothing for Hackney.
My position on the NHS and TTIP (22 Mar 2015)
Strengthening our health service and safeguarding it in the TTIP negotiations.
Barts Health NHS Trust (20 Mar 2015)
This week Britain’s biggest NHS trust was placed in special measures following inadequate and unsafe practices.