Christian Matheson

Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

(since January 2018)
Christian Matheson Portrait

Labour

Member for City of Chester

chris.matheson.mp@parliament.uk / @chrism4chester

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Commons debate information for Christian Matheson

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Petition debates participated in by Christian Matheson

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
171,982
Petition Closed

Continue to fund free TV licences for the over 75 in the future.

Gov Responded - 24 Jun 2019 Debated on - 15 Jul 2019 View Christian Matheson's petition debate contributions
17 Jun 2019
closed 4 months ago

Removing them will only penalize the poorest old age pensioners, many who rely on their television for company and their main source of entertainment.

105,422
Petition Closed

Public inquiry into the bias in the BBC

Gov Responded - 14 Jan 2019 Debated on - 15 Jul 2019 View Christian Matheson's petition debate contributions
17 Jun 2019
closed 4 months ago

The impartiality of the BBC is in question and needs addressing so as to protect its charter

246,736
Petition Closed

Abolish the BBC television license.

Gov Responded - 26 Jun 2019 Debated on - 15 Jul 2019 View Christian Matheson's petition debate contributions
20 Jun 2019
closed 3 months, 4 weeks ago

The quality of BBC programmes do not reflect the price of the TV license. It is far too expensive for the majority of people and should be abolished.

205,359
Petition Closed

Lower the age for smear tests from 25 to 18 to prevent cervical cancer.

Gov Responded - 13 Sep 2018 Debated on - 28 Jan 2019 View Christian Matheson's petition debate contributions
3 Feb 2019
closed 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Hi I'm Natasha, I am making this petition because I want to make a difference to all woman living in the UK.

I am 30 years old and I have metastatic cervical cancer. I believe that the age of screening should be lowered to age 18 to enable all woman to detect cell changes and prevent cancer.

170,981
Petition Closed

Give the electorate a referendum on the abolition of the House of Lords

Gov Responded - 15 May 2018 Debated on - 18 Jun 2018 View Christian Matheson's petition debate contributions
17 Jul 2018
closed 1 year, 3 months ago

The House of Lords is a place of patronage where unelected and unaccountable individuals hold a disproportionate amount of influence and power which can be used to frustrate the elected representatives of the people

15,677
Petition Closed

Abolish the TV Licence

Gov Responded - 17 Oct 2017 Debated on - 20 Nov 2017 View Christian Matheson's petition debate contributions
15 Mar 2018
closed 1 year, 7 months ago

The TV Licence is no longer fit for purpose and should be abolished. It is unfair that one should hold one to watch Freeview channels or indeed subscription TV. The BBC should look at alternative methods of funding particularly as it is commonly felt there is a high level of bias.

Significant Petitions within Christian Matheson's constituency


Commons initiatives led by Christian Matheson

1 Urgent Question tabled by Christian Matheson

Date Forum Title
18 Mar 2019 Commons Chamber Interserve

Christian Matheson has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

1 Bill introduced by Christian Matheson

Title Bill Type Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Football Regulation Bill 2017-19
Presented by Christian Matheson (Labour)
Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule) 1st reading: House of Commons 26 June, 2019 27 Jun 2019, 11:09 a.m.
The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to establish an independent regulator of football clubs; and for connected purposes.