How Chris Skidmore voted
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Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
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Chris Skidmore hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
I thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for calling me to speak, and I thank the Backbench Business Committee for finding the time for this important debate, which has become a highlight of the parliamentary calendar. We can hear MPs discussing a range of local and national issues—a smorgasbord, as the hon. Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant) called it. Today I want to speak about one local...
I rise to speak about an issue that has divided local opinion in south Gloucestershire: the introduction of green bin charges. On one side of the divide, my hon. Friend the Member for Filton and Bradley Stoke (Jack Lopresti) and I, the local MP for Kingswood, along with local Conservative councillors, are determined to stand up for hard-working residents, who have had little say over the...
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Conservative MP for Kingswood
Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Cabinet Office
- Teachers: Pensions
- Science: GCSE
- History: GCSE
- GCSE: History
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Education Committee (5 Nov 2012 to 18 Mar 2014)
- Member, Health Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 17 Jun 2013)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments via Jonathan Pegg Literary Agency, 32 Batoum Gardens, London W6 7QD, from The Orion Publishing Group, Orion House, 5 Upper Saint Martin's Lane, London WC2H 9EA:
2 May 2014, received royalty payment of £5,394.44. No additional hours. (Registered 16 July 2014)
Payment of £160 (two book reviews, four hours) (Registered 16 July 2014)
Payment of £100 (one book review, two hours) (Registered 16 July 2014)
I gave four seminars as part of educational roadshows. STAC Consultancy LLP, Kingshott Business Centre, 23 Hinton Road, Bournemouth BH1 2EF paid £7,000 direct to a local organisation. Hours: 24 hrs in total. (Registered 5 November 2013)
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