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 […]
- 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?
- 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?
Meg Presses the PM and Foreign Secretary on Kobani (21 Oct 2014)
Last week, I asked both the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary to outline what the Government is doing to prevent a brutal massacre in Kobani.
Statement on Kobani (13 Oct 2014)
Meg Hillier says she is as horrified as the Kurdish population in her constituency at the threat of massacre in Kobani.
Official Opening of Refurbished St Joseph's Hospice (9 Oct 2014)
St Joseph’s Hospice set out to serve Hackney and East London people 109 years ago. This month I officially opened the new ground floor and reception area at St Joseph’s Hospice.
Is mVoting the way forward? (9 Oct 2014)
With 64% of Britons now owning a smartphone, and the youngest the biggest users by far, could mVoting be the future for UK elections? At Labour Party Conference, I sat on a panel discussing the possibility of voting on a mobile phone.
Get Britain Cycling (9 Oct 2014)
As Vice-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cycling, I was delighted that Chris Boardman and Shadow Transport Secretary Mary Creagh MP pledged their support for the APPG’s ‘Get Britain Cycling’ report.
Hackney’s Bonnie Freechyld Named Runner-Up in Rock the House 2014 (2 Oct 2014)
The singer songwriter with over 1.2m views on YouTube was one of five finalists in the solo artist category of this year’s Rock the House competition.