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 […]
- Public Administration Select Committee: Backbench Business — Easter Adjournment (10 Apr 2014)Meg Hillier: I shall talk about the future of the Co-operative Group. I am proud to be a Labour and Co-operative MP. We have seen a lot of turmoil in the Co-operative Group recently, and the resignation of former chief executive Euan Sutherland, following the revelation of the scale and nature of his total remuneration package, carries a stark warning to the remaining Co-operative Group leadership, who...
- Business of the House (10 Apr 2014)Meg Hillier: I, too, have received a letter from No. 10 Downing street this week. What is most alarming is that the information can have come only from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. At the Public Accounts Committee on Monday, the permanent secretary of HMRC acknowledged that it sometimes shares information with other Departments. Will the Leader of the House take more seriously the issue of how...
- Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: New Clause 1 — Childcare provision (8 Apr 2014)Meg Hillier: The flexibility of provision is as important as the flexibility of payment. It is no good talking about flexibility if the child care provider does not provide it or does not provide the number of hours and length of day needed, whether long or short. What are the Government planning to do about that?
- Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Assets of Community Value (Pubs) (7 Apr 2014)Meg Hillier: In my constituency, the Chesham Arms was listed as an asset of community value, but the owner tried to convert it into offices, just as my hon. Friend the Member for Easington (Grahame M. Morris) has described. When is the Department going to make sure that its policies do not clash in that ridiculous way to undermine what was a good policy on assets of community value?
- Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (24 Mar 2014)Meg Hillier: Earlier the children Minister talked about the increase in places at school nurseries. Is she aware of the challenge that faces many working parents who cannot secure more than the 15 hours a week they are guaranteed and cannot buy extra hours in a school nursery, which reduces the choices for working parents?
- Ways and Means: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (19 Mar 2014)Meg Hillier: The Budget mentioned two of the biggest issues in my constituency, which are housing and child care. However, the Help to Buy provisions solve the problems for only some people, but not for those who rent. That is a real issue in my constituency, and I will touch on it in a minute. On child care, another initiative has been announced, but the practicalities of it have not been addressed. We...
- Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Local Newspapers (13 Mar 2014)Meg Hillier: Is not one of the big tragedies resulting from the loss of local newspapers the impact on journalistic training and the quality of scrutiny of our councils? Is the Minister having discussions with colleagues in the Department for Communities and Local Government about this important matter?
- Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (12 Mar 2014)Meg Hillier: The hon. Member for Westmorland and Lonsdale (Tim Farron) agrees with me that the hated bedroom tax is causing misery for those affected. Does the Deputy Prime Minister agree with the president of his party or with his friend the Prime Minister?
- Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Immigration Bill (Red Tape) (10 Mar 2014)Meg Hillier: What assessment she has made of the potential effect of the Immigration Bill on red tape for businesses.
- 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?
March Monthly Report 2014 (17 Apr 2014)
The Budget, Bedroom Tax, Bank lending, Immigration Bill, Personal Independence Payments, Co-op, Digital Democracy Commission
February Monthly Report 2014 (21 Mar 2014)
Immigration Bill, Internet connectivity, Housing debate, GCSE grades, Refurbishment of Parliament
Hackney students at Buckingham Palace (11 Mar 2014)
It was great to see that students from Hackney University Technical College were invited to premiere their work at Buckingham Palace last week.
Bliss parliamentary reception (11 Mar 2014)
I attended Bliss’ parliamentary event on Thursday 27 February.
Human rights in Uganda (10 Mar 2014)
Regarding human rights abuse in Uganda
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.