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.

  • Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government 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
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords 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.

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Homelessness 16 Jan 2017

    What recent steps his Department has taken to help rough sleepers and homeless people.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Homelessness 16 Jan 2017

    I am very grateful to the Minister for his reply. Does he agree that in the 21st century rough sleeping is totally unacceptable? Will he tell me more about what is being done not only in England as a whole but in Chelmsford to end this stain on our society?
  • NHS and Social Care Funding 11 Jan 2017

    Thank you very much, Madam Deputy Speaker. I certainly welcome today’s debate and the opportunity to discuss an issue that is extremely important to all hon. Members in all parts of the House. During recent weeks, there has been a significant problem because of the increasing number of people needing services at A&E and from local health services. I would like to pay tribute to the...

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Conservative MP for Chelmsford

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

Also represented West Chelmsford

Expenses

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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 41 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Simon Burns’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 8 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 90.40% 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.
  • 122 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Simon Burns’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 990 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Jan 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
3 January 2017, received £600 from Associated Newspapers Limited of Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London, W8 5TT for an article for the Mail on Sunday. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 09 January 2017)

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