Simon Burns campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Simon Burns’s voting in Parliament

Simon Burns is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

This is a selection of Simon Burns’s votes.

  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Almost always voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Simon Burns’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Simon Burns’s full vote analysis page for more.

Simon Burns has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

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Conservative MP for Chelmsford

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Also represented West Chelmsford

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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Work and Pensions
  • Transport
  • Correspondence
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Parliamentary Questions
  • Special Advisers
  • Ministerial Travel

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Department for Transport (6 Sep 2012 to 4 Oct 2013)
  • The Minister of State, Department of Health (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Member, Administration Committee (6 Nov 2006 to 30 Mar 2009)
  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (19 Dec 2005 to 9 May 2006)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (10 Dec 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (1 Jan 2001 to 10 Dec 2005)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (7 Nov 2000 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Health Committee (5 Jul 1999 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (1 Jan 1998 to 1 Jan 1999)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jan 1997 to 1 Jan 1998)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (23 Jul 1996 to 2 May 1997)
  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (8 Jul 1995 to 23 Jul 1996)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (20 Jul 1994 to 7 Jul 1995)

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  • Has spoken in 44 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Simon Burns’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 92.21% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 126 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Simon Burns’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 978 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Aug 2016.

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