Edward Leigh

Conservative MP for Gainsborough

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Edward Leigh’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Edward Leigh sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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Edward Leigh has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Foetuses: Pain 20 May 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the findings of research conducted by Dr Stuart Derbyshire, if he will ask the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to update its guidelines on the use of fetal painkillers from 18 weeks gestation prior to an abortion.
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Foetuses: Pain 20 May 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will require the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to publish the responses by the peer reviewers to (a) Fetal awareness: review of research and recommendations for practice, published in 2010 and (b) the forthcoming set of guidelines on fetal pain.
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Foetuses: Pain 20 May 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to help ensure that the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists takes wide-ranging evidence in open session as part of its upcoming review of its fetal pain guidelines, as recommended by the All Party Parliamentary Pro-Life Group’s inquiry into fetal pain, published in 2020.

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Conservative MP for Gainsborough

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Also represented Gainsborough and Horncastle

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Topics of interest

Edward Leigh campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Health
  • National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service
  • Abortion
  • Local Government Finance
  • Iraq
  • Burma

Currently held offices

  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 15 Jan 2020)
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (since 16 Nov 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (28 Sep 2020 to 17 May 2022)
  • Member, Draft Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill Committee (26 Nov 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (19 Mar 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (22 Jun 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, International Trade Committee (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (4 Nov 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (13 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Members' Expenses Committee (18 Jul 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Public Accounts Commission (16 Mar 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Public Accounts Commission (16 Mar 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (7 Jul 2010 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (1 Jan 2010 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (5 Nov 2001 to 6 May 2010)
  • Chair, Public Accounts Committee (17 Oct 2001 to 1 Jan 2010)
  • Chair, Public Accounts Committee (17 Oct 2001 to 1 Jan 2010)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (14 Apr 2000 to 17 Oct 2001)
  • Member, Deregulation Committee (29 Jul 1997 to 4 Dec 1997)
  • Member, International Development Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 19 Jul 2001)
  • Member, Agriculture Committee (26 Feb 1996 to 17 Oct 1996)
  • Member, Social Security Committee (11 Dec 1995 to 13 Dec 2000)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Trade and Industry) (2 Nov 1990 to 27 May 1993)
  • Member, Defence Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 15 May 1987)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
26 January 2022, received £200 from the BBC, 99 Great Portland Street, London W1A 1AA, for appearing on Any Questions on 21 January 2022. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 01 February 2022)
8. Miscellaneous
Barrister, not currently practising. (Registered 22 May 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Mary Leigh, as Office Manager.

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