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Tim Loughton’s voting in Parliament
Tim Loughton is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Tim Loughton sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
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Tim Loughton has quite often rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Will my right hon. Friend give way?
Why does my right hon. Friend think that the Minister claims that a Select Committee, which already has the power to investigate all sorts of things in this House, is in some way superior to a judicial determination by a court? Only this week, Sir Geoffrey Nice, a distinguished QC who prosecuted MiloševiÄ, said that under the International Criminal Court Act 2001, UK courts are competent to...
Yemen 8 Feb 2021
It is extraordinary that there has still been no mention of the malign influence of Iran in this whole tragic situation. The humanitarian crisis has got far worse since we last debated the situation in Yemen back in September, with 2 million children now out of school, half of all medical facilities having been destroyed and at least one child dying every 10 minutes, as we have heard. Will...
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Conservative MP for East Worthing and Shoreham
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Topics of interest
Tim Loughton campaigned to leave the European Union
- Schools and Families
- Home Department
- Education and Skills
- Department for Education
- Mental Health
- Children: Protection
- Special Educational Needs
- Children in Care
Currently held offices
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (3 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education (17 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Member, Draft Mental Health Bill (Joint Committee) (20 Jul 2004 to 11 Jul 2005)
- Shadow Minister (Children) (1 Jul 2003 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (1 Jul 2001 to 1 Jul 2003)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Transport and the Regions) (1 Jul 2000 to 1 Jul 2001)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (12 Nov 1997 to 5 Nov 2001)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 15 Feb 2021.
1. Employment and earnings
Adviser to the Board of the Outcomes First Group
(formerly the National Fostering Agency (NFA
) and Chairman of the Quality and Safeguarding Board, Outcomes First Group, 71 Cowley Road, Uxbridge UB8 2AE. I receive an annual salary of £37,000 in return for an expected commitment of 12 hrs a month. (First registered 18 April 2013; last updated 09 January 2020)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing surveys:
12 February 2020, received £110, which I have paid to charity. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 05 March 2020)
15 October 2020, received £250 from Express Newspapers, Reach PLC
, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AB, for an article published in the Daily Express
on 4 August 2020. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 26 October 2020)
11 November 2020, received £250 from Eden & Partners Ltd, Snells Cottage, The Green, Newick, Lewes BN8 4LA, for a training session for NHS
professionals. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 13 November 2020)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Elizabeth Loughton, as part-time Office Manager
. (Updated 18 May 2015)
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