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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.
Consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system 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
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
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Simon Burns has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
What recent steps the Great British Food Unit has taken to promote regional food and drink.
Does my right hon. Friend accept that Essex is home to some of the finest food, drink and countryside in the nation? What does she think is the link between food and tourism, and what more can be done to promote it?
I was extremely interested to learn about the number of journeys and of passengers using this important line up the spine of the country. Does my hon. Friend agree that by about 2024 it is expected that capacity on the west coast main line will be 100% and bursting at the seams? That is why it is so important that we move ahead with building High Speed 2, to provide some extra passenger capacity.
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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
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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