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
Almost always voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
Consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
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Simon Burns has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
As any constituency MP will know, the pressures on the NHS grow year in, year out, partly because of our ageing population and partly because of developments in medical procedures—advanced drugs that can help to overcome illness, to continue a patient’s recovery or to stabilise their condition. That is why it is a constant battle for the NHS to root out waste and increase...
I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for sharing that information. Equally important, the Bill will improve and enhance information collection so that we are better informed on a more consistent basis. That will ensure a better basis for assessing whether the supply chain as a whole, or a specific sector, provides value for money for the NHS. We cannot underestimate the importance of having...
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Conservative MP for Chelmsford
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Also represented West Chelmsford
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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