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 — Department for Culture Media and Sport: Mobile Phones (20 Nov 2014)Meg Hillier: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what grounds he decided that the consultation on tackling partial not-spots in mobile telephone coverage should last for three weeks.
- Housing Market (London) (18 Nov 2014)Meg Hillier: I point out that on the Colville estate, which is, coincidentally, opposite the New Era estate, the council is building homes for tenants. It is good quality social housing, just as the Minister described. That is a model for what can be achieved with good local leadership and the right funding, and it delivers long-term affordable homes. Surely the Minister can see that as a model, too....
- Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices (11 Nov 2014)Meg Hillier: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many apprentices have been employed through the employer ownership pilot for apprenticeships; and how much of the £340 million allocated to this pilot has been spent.
- Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: London Borough of Tower Hamlets (4 Nov 2014)Meg Hillier: I need to declare that my husband works for the Leadership Centre for Local Government. I welcome the Secretary of State’s statement and, in particular, his comments about good mayors. In Hackney, the mayor has done an incredible job of leading Hackney towards becoming one of the best local authorities in the country. I believe that the mayor of Tower Hamlets should resign on the back...
- Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (21 Oct 2014)Meg Hillier: The Secretary of State makes great play of protecting the NHS budget, but NHS England, the Nuffield Trust and his hon. Friend the Chair of the Health Committee all agree that it needs another £30 billion investment, so how can he tell people that the NHS is safe under his watch?
- Cycling (16 Oct 2014)Meg Hillier: As well as being active in the all-party group on cycling, I represent one of the boroughs with the best records on cycling in the country, with the highest percentage of people cycling to work of any London borough. A total of 14.6% of Hackney residents cycle to work, whereas the London average is 7%. The previous census showed that Hackney is the only place in the UK where more people...
- Business of the House: ISIL: Iraq and Syria (16 Oct 2014)Meg Hillier: I welcome the Foreign Secretary’s support for the peshmerga and the ongoing support of the UK Government, and he was right to recognise the bravery of the defenders of Kobane. However, what detailed conversations is he having about opening up a humanitarian corridor to ensure that the people, including women, who have taken up arms to defend their families are supported and protected...
- Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Rural Broadband (16 Oct 2014)Meg Hillier: What assessment he has made of the conclusions of the 50th report from the Committee of Public Accounts, Session 2013-14, on the rural broadband programme.
- Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Oct 2014)Meg Hillier: The people of Kobane in northern Syria are desperately fighting off attack from ISIS. The United Nations Secretary-General has asked for immediate action to tackle it and support the beleaguered civilian population. What are the UK Government doing to try to make sure that massacre is prevented in Kobane?
- Written Answers — Home Office: HM Passport Office (9 Oct 2014)Meg Hillier: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what meetings the Minister for Security and Immigration has had with the Chief Executive and senior officials of HM Passport Service since November 2013.
New Era Estate (17 Nov 2014)
The future of the New Era estate.
I support Homes for Britain (12 Nov 2014)
Housing is a huge issue in Hackney and across the country. For decades we haven’t been building enough homes. This is why I support Homes for Britain’s campaign to end the housing crisis.
Statement on the John Howard Centre (5 Nov 2014)
In light of the recent escape from the John Howard Centre, I thought I would provide an update on the situation.
I support Grey Pride (5 Nov 2014)
I am pleased to support Anchor’s campaign for a Minister for Older People.
Visit to St Dominic’s Roman Catholic Primary School (5 Nov 2014)
I recently visited St Dominic’s RC Primary School to see how they were coping following the heavy rain that flooded parts of the school in September.
September 2014 Report (28 Oct 2014)
The Bedroom Tax, Personal Independence Payments, Iraq, the fortieth anniversary of the Health & Safety At Work Act and many other issues are all covered in my September 2014 report.