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 […]
- Bills Presented: Backbench Business — Select Committee on Governance of the House (10 Sep 2014)Meg Hillier: Does my right hon. Friend not agree that if Members believe that this place is a world-class institution, we should seek to advertise internationally for people to run it?
- Superfast Broadband (Urban Areas) (9 Sep 2014)Meg Hillier: One of the real concerns of small businesses in Shoreditch is that upload speeds are simply not suitable for businesses that deal with a lot of digital data. Will the Minister address that if he has a moment?
- Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Building Affordable Homes (8 Sep 2014)Meg Hillier: What steps he is taking to increase the building of affordable homes.
- Written Answers — Treasury: Credit: Interest Rates (8 Sep 2014)Meg Hillier: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to introduce regulation which requires payday lenders and credit reference agencies to contribute data on a real-time basis.
- Adult Learning — [John Robertson in the Chair] (3 Sep 2014)Meg Hillier: On that point, £340 million has been allocated and has not been drawn down at the right rate. What is going wrong, what is the Minister doing to check on what is happening and how on earth is the situation being monitored to make sure that it is not just backfilling what employers would do anyway and giving money to businesses without them adding more to adult skills education?
- Written Answers — Health: General Practitioners (3 Sep 2014)Meg Hillier: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many GP surgeries which receive income from the minimum price income guarantee are in areas which are high on the deprivation index; (2) what the cost to the public purse is of freezing the withdrawal of the minimum price income guarantee from GP practices which receive it as of 1 August 2014.
- Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Procurement (3 Sep 2014)Meg Hillier: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of central Government procurement spend was with small and medium-sized enterprises on 21 August 2014.
- Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (2 Sep 2014)Meg Hillier: The Chief Secretary has been keen to trumpet free school meals for six, seven and eight-year-olds. However, this week in Hackney, many of the 47% of children who are living in poverty will turn up at school not having had a square meal for six weeks. They will be fed by the free breakfast clubs that are supported by head teachers and charities. Is it not time that the Government woke up to...
- Written Answers — Home Department: Passports (1 Sep 2014)Meg Hillier: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of (a) new passport applications and (b) passport renewal applications were received by HM Passport Office in each week since 6 January 2014; and what proportion of those applications (i) were completed in three weeks, (ii) were completed in four weeks and (iii) remain outstanding for each of these weeks.
- Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (1 Sep 2014)Meg Hillier: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how long the average wait for an assessment for a personal independence payment was on the latest date for which figures are available.
July 2014 Monthly Report (7 Aug 2014)
Passports, Child Poverty on the increase, unfair DWP benefit sanctions, Hackney Health Profile and many other topics are covered in the July 2014 Monthly Report.
SAVE OUR SURGERIES (7 Aug 2014)
GP surgeries in Hackney and elsewhere are threatened by government changes to the funding for them. On Wednesday 6th August, a petition that Meg signed was handed in at 10 Downing Street for the attention of the Prime Minister.
Meg to hold broadband roundtable (23 Jul 2014)
On Thursday 31 July I will be holding a roundtable to discuss the problems with broadband in Shoreditch and Tech City.
June 2014 Monthly Report (23 Jul 2014)
Queen’s Speech, Broadband, Hackney GP Practices, Passport Waiting Times and many other issues are covered in my latest Monthly Report.
Meg Demands Action From PM On Slow Shoreditch Broadband (25 Jun 2014)
Prime Minister promises to ensure that ministers at Department for Culture, Media & Sport will work to improve services to Tech City.
Empower Patients - Improve the NHS (13 Jun 2014)
As the joint-Chair of Parliament’s All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global Health, I was proud to help launch our recent report on Patient Empowerment. The report takes a look at health services throughout the world and looks to see how our health service could be improved by taking on methods in a wide range of other countries in the developed and developing world.