Michael Fabricant

Conservative MP for Lichfield

@Mike_Fabricant https://facebook.com/michael.fabricant

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Michael Fabricant’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Michael Fabricant sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

Michael Fabricant has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Rail Cancellations and Service Levels 1 Dec 2022

    The Minister comes to his position having been a very successful and, I think, very thoughtful Chair of the Transport Committee. He will know that there is a balance of blame—it is not just the trade unions, but also the operating companies. He will also know that lines such as London Northwestern had problems two years ago with a shortage of drivers, but it now seems to be working well....
  • Church Commissioners: Historic Cathedrals: Maintenance Costs 1 Dec 2022

    Whether he has held recent discussions with the chair of the Association of English Cathedrals on the maintenance costs of historic cathedrals.
  • Church Commissioners: Historic Cathedrals: Maintenance Costs 1 Dec 2022

    I am grateful to my hon. Friend, particularly for his kind words about me, which were very decent of him. He will know that the chair of the Association of English Cathedrals was the Dean of Lichfield cathedral, Adrian Dorber. Sadly for the community in Lichfield, he is going to retire in March, after 17 and a half years’ service. Not only does he have theological skills, but he has raised...

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Conservative MP for Lichfield

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented Staffordshire Mid

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Topics of interest

Michael Fabricant campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Trade and Industry
  • House of Commons Commission
  • Transport
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Departmental Procurement
  • E-mails
  • Invoice Payments
  • High Speed 2 Railway Line
  • Civil Service Relocation

Currently held offices

  • Member, Administration Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Administration Committee (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Administration Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Administration Committee (1 Dec 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (11 Sep 2012 to 10 Apr 2014)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (21 Jun 2010 to 9 May 2013)
  • The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Member, Administration Committee (3 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (13 May 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Trade and Industry) (Trade and Economic Affairs) (1 Jun 2003 to 12 May 2005)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (19 Nov 2001 to 2 Feb 2004)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (5 Nov 2001 to 14 Jul 2003)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (26 Jul 1999 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (28 Jul 1997 to 1 Nov 1999)
  • Member, National Heritage Committee (29 Jun 1993 to 7 May 1996)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Nov 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
8 December 2021, received £200 from the BBC, New Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA, for participation as a panel member for Any Questions on 19 November 2021. Hours: 1 hr 20 mins. (Registered 10 December 2021)

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