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Dame Cheryl Gillan

MP, Chesham and Amersham

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Chesham and Amersham Conservative

Dame Cheryl Gillan’s voting in Parliament

Dame Cheryl Gillan is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Dame Cheryl Gillan sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Dame Cheryl Gillan consistently voted against new high speed rail infrastructure, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Dame Cheryl Gillan generally voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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

Dame Cheryl Gillan has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 13 Jun 2018

Recent appearances

  • Visit of President Trump: Policing 12 Jul 2018

    I commend the work of our police and the way in which they keep us safe, no matter what demands are placed on their time. I particularly commend my police force, the Thames Valley police force, which has a lot of extra duties in guarding not only politicians and visiting politicians but also our royal family. It does that without complaint and in an exceedingly good fashion. I am pleased to...
  • Immigration: Pausing the Hostile Environment 12 Jul 2018

    It is with great sadness on both sides of the House that we reflect on how some people from the Windrush generation have been treated and seriously let down by our immigration system, whether it has been a Labour, a Conservative or a coalition Government in office. I am pleased that the Minister is now trying to bring transparency and compassion to this area, but will she confirm that people...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Tree Planting 12 Jul 2018

    Pursuant to the question asked by my right hon. Friend the Member for Meriden (Dame Caroline Spelman), I remind the Minister that HS2 will go through Buckinghamshire and the Chiltern hills. Is she aware that we are contemplating applying for national park status for the Chilterns area of outstanding natural beauty? That would help to protect what ancient woodland and trees are left after...

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Conservative MP for Chesham and Amersham

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

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Topics of interest

Dame Cheryl Gillan campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Home Department
  • Transport
  • Department for Transport
  • Health
  • Justice
  • High Speed 2 Railway Line
  • Prisons
  • National Offender Management Service
  • High Speed Two
  • Probation Service

Currently held offices

  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (since 31 Oct 2017)
  • Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 22 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (10 Nov 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (25 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (12 May 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • The Secretary of State for Wales (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Wales (10 May 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (11 Dec 2003 to 24 Mar 2004)
  • Shadow Minister of State (Home Office) (10 May 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (10 May 2001 to 10 May 2003)
  • Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (10 May 1998 to 10 May 2001)
  • Shadow Minister (International Development) (1 Apr 1998 to 5 Apr 2001)
  • Shadow Minister (Trade and Industry) (5 May 1997 to 10 May 1998)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Employment) (6 Jul 1995 to 1 May 1997)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (20 Apr 1994 to 17 Oct 1995)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (27 Apr 1992 to 7 Nov 1995)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jul 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
Member of Advisory Board of GovNet Communications, 22 Long Acre, London WC2C 9LY. The work involves advising on GovNet’s publications and conferences. The remuneration is up to £5,000 per annum and the hours will be up to 3 hrs per month. (Registered 15 May 2014)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing surveys:
Payment of £200 expected for a survey completed on 4 July 2017. Hours: 1 hr. This fee will be donated to charity. (Registered 14 September 2017)
Payment of £200 expected for survey completed on 29 November 2017. Hours: 1 hr. This fee will be donated to charity. (Registered 07 December 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
Trustee and Hon Treasurer of the Parliament Choir. (Registered 11 April 2014)
From 5 November 2016, President (unpaid) of the Buckinghamshire branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England. (Registered 08 November 2016)
From April 2018, unremunerated Member of the Parliamentary Council of Conservative Way Forward. (Registered 07 June 2018)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my husband, Jack Coates Leeming, as a part-time Office Manager/Researcher.

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