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.
- Gareth Thomas fights to defend and promote co-op housing (27 Nov 2015)Party Chair Gareth Thomas works to ensure the government's Housing Bill gives equal treatment to co-operatives
- Ownership of 4300 homes handed to staff and tenants in Wales (26 Nov 2015)Friday sees the launch of Wales' largest housing co-operative. Here its CEO explains more
- Licence fee payers deserve a voice as well as a vote. (23 Nov 2015)Claire McCarthy responds to the BBC Director General's proposals for online polling of licence fee payers
- George Osborne is trying to destroy community energy (20 Nov 2015)The public, business and politicians agree Government should be doing all it can to support community energy.
- Portpatrick Harbour (5 Nov 2015)Claudia Beamish MSP for the South of Scotland spoke recently in the Scottish Parliament in praise of the Portpatrick Harbour Trust Community Benefit Society.
- 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 […]
- Transpeople (Prisons) (20 Nov 2015)Meg Hillier: I thank the Minister for his fulsome answer; I have no doubt about his good faith in relation to the review and the work being done. However, is not the root cause and problem that there are not enough prison officers to support all prisoners, and particularly those who are vulnerable to attack or suicide?
- Junior Doctors Contract (20 Nov 2015)Meg Hillier: Members of the Public Accounts Committee hear repeated reports about the challenges of recruiting some of the very junior doctors who will go on strike. Not only is the Government’s game of brinkmanship causing problems with morale and patient safety, it could lead to a longer term crisis in the NHS as doctors choose not to work here. Will the Health Secretary just get on with it and...
- Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (3 Nov 2015)Meg Hillier: A constituent of mine is seeking an appeal against an immigration refusal but has been waiting six months. Another has a family member who was given leave to appeal this June and has a date for a tribunal hearing next May. What is the Secretary of State doing to reduce these unreasonable waits?
- Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Immigration: Appeals (3 Nov 2015)Meg Hillier: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the appropriateness of the time taken to secure appeal hearings at the First-tier Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber.
- Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Entry Clearances: Appeals (29 Oct 2015)Meg Hillier: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the average time taken to secure appeal hearings for people whose entry clearance applications have been refused.
- Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Turkey: Press Freedom (29 Oct 2015)Meg Hillier: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his oral contribution of 20 October 2015, Official Report, column 813, what discussions he has had with ministers in the Turkish government on ensuring that freedom of the press is upheld in that country as it relates to citizens of any country.
- Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (20 Oct 2015)Meg Hillier: Vice is an online news service based in Shoreditch. Recently, three of its journalists were arrested in Turkey. Thanks partly to the intervention of the Foreign Office, the two British citizens were released from jail, but Mohammed Rasool, an Iraqi citizen, is still in jail 50 days later. Will the Foreign Secretary undertake to take this matter up with the Turkish Government, and, generally,...
- Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Representation (14 Oct 2015)Meg Hillier: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to his oral contribution of 8 September 2015, Official Report, column 222, what progress he has made on talks with the Bar and the solicitors' profession on maintaining access to justice and enhancing the quality of advocacy in courts.
- Written Answers — HM Treasury: Fuels: Tax Evasion (14 Oct 2015)Meg Hillier: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps she is taking to tackle fuel fraud in Northern Ireland.
- Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Carers: Support (13 Oct 2015)Meg Hillier: Yesterday, the Public Accounts Committee heard from officials at the Department of Health about the implementation of the Care Act, which is a bold piece of legislation. They admitted that they were very concerned about the unidentified carers, who need to be found in order to be supported. What is the Minister planning to do to make sure that they are identified and supported?
Support for refugees in Hackney (20 Nov 2015)
Public meeting to discuss Hackney’s response to the refugee and migrant crisis and ongoing issues facing migrants locally.
Concern over removal of Shoreditch fire engine (13 Nov 2015)
London Fire Brigade have recommenced one of Hackney’s six fire engines be permanently removed from service.
Should HGVs be banned in city centres? (28 Oct 2015)
The All Party Cycling Group will meet this week to discuss whether or not heavy goods vehicles (HGV) should be banned during rush-hour in city centres.
Flu Vaccination (26 Oct 2015)
I would urge everyone who is eligible to receive a free flu vaccine on the NHS to go and get vaccinated.
Tax Credits (26 Oct 2015)
The changes will hurt 3 million families who face an average loss of £1,300 a year.
What can we learn from the Danish healthcare system and what can we learn from each other? (23 Oct 2015)
My speech to healthcare professionals in Denmark.