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.
- Submission to DCMS BBC Charter Review Consultation (8 Oct 2015)The Party's submission to the government consultation on the future of the BBC
- Stella Creasy Fraternal Greetings (30 Sep 2015)Fraternal greetings from the Co-operative Party to Labour Conference 2015 delivered by Stella Creasy MP
- Power for a purpose (22 Sep 2015)Full text of speech delivered by Stella Creasy MP at this year's Co-operative Party Annual Conference
- Labour leadership statements (14 Sep 2015)During the campaign, we asked candidates to explain how they'll work with the co-operative movement. Here's what the two winners had to say
- Vision 2020: Co-operative Party Policy (4 Sep 2015)We want to hear what you think about policy development for the next five years.
- 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 […]
- [Albert Owen in the Chair] — Affordable Housing (London) (9 Sep 2015)Meg Hillier: In the four minutes or so I have available, I want to acknowledge the comments made by my hon. Friend the Member for Southwark-[Interruption.] Sorry, my hon. Friend the Member for Dulwich and West Norwood (Helen Hayes), who represents the borough of Southwark, because she painted exactly the picture in my constituency. She laid out very comprehensively the financial challenges of...
- Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (8 Sep 2015)Meg Hillier: The National Audit Office, the Public Accounts Committee and the Select Committee on Justice have been critical of the Government’s lack of understanding of the knock-on costs of their reforms to legal aid. Is it not now time that the Government reviewed them to ensure that cost shunting does not happen and that effective justice is available to those who need it?
- Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Aid Scheme (8 Sep 2015)Meg Hillier: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that people eligible for legal aid are able to access such aid.
- Superfast Broadband — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (24 Jun 2015)Meg Hillier: The Minister will also be aware that the Public Accounts Committee called for local government and BT to make further information available-including, critically, information about the speed of service. Is he content that his Government have done that?
- Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (22 Jun 2015)Meg Hillier: The Minister has just extolled the virtues of his Department’s support for people with mental health problems, but in reality we know that too many people with mental health issues are coming through the Work programme and not getting work. Is it not time that, for the benefit of those people and of the taxpayer, some of his Department’s money was devolved to local areas so those...
- Recruitment and Retention of Teachers (18 Jun 2015)Meg Hillier: I wish to bring the Minister back to the issue of housing costs in London. Is he having discussions with other Departments about how we can address the fact that teachers on these salaries are still a long way from being able to rent in London, let alone buy a property?
- Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: National Pollinator Strategy (18 Jun 2015)Meg Hillier: I recommend to the Minister Hoxton Manor honey, which is made by the many urban beekeepers who are now based in my constituency. Production there has mushroomed in the last decade; indeed, my first piece of casework involved a beekeeper. Does the Minister agree that we need to encourage more urban beekeeping to ensure that we have a good ecosystem in our inner cities as well as elsewhere?
- Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Saving and Home Ownership (16 Jun 2015)Meg Hillier: The Minister talks about housing topping the charts in Milton Keynes, but in my constituency we are in danger of topping the charts in house prices, with the average price now £606,000. That is being fuelled in part by overseas buyers who purchase a property and either rent it out or do not live there. Have the Government any plans to tackle this and help my constituents get on the...
- Business of the House (11 Jun 2015)Meg Hillier: We have already heard this morning of concerns about broadband, and those concerns are shared by all parties in all parts of the UK. The Leader of the House has already indicated that there is Government time available on 25 June. There are new Secretaries of State for Culture, Media and Sport and for Business, Innovation and Skills. Is this not a perfect opportunity for the Leader of the...
- Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (11 Jun 2015)Meg Hillier: This week we have heard further reports of delays to the decisions about another runway in London. Will the Secretary of State comment on when he thinks that the Government will finally make a decision about whether to have a third runway at Heathrow?
Silver Sunday 2015 (21 Sep 2015)
Held on 4 October 2015, Silver Sunday is a national celebration of older people and their contribution to our community.
Refugee Crisis (10 Sep 2015)
I am concerned about the Government’s handling. My Labour colleagues and I have urged the Government to take higher numbers of refugees as it is clear Britain is willing and able to do more.
Climate Change petition (12 Aug 2015)
St Monica’s Primary School call on PM to take action on Climate Change.
Labour Leadership and Deputy Leadership (30 Jul 2015)
I did not back any of the candidates before the close of MP nominations. I have spoken to the candidates and as the debate has developed I am clear that Yvette Cooper is the right choice.
Welfare Bill (21 Jul 2015)
Hackney has suffered under Tory policies for 5 years and I continue to campaign for better opportunities and life for people in my constituency.
Cycling APPG meeting with David Cameron (17 Jul 2015)
The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group met the Prime Minister this week to discuss cycling safety as a result of the tragic and avoidable deaths of cyclists.