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John Redwood is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, John Redwood sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
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Will the Minister give way?
I have declared my business interests in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. May I reassure the Opposition that I wanted to make a few comments in this debate, and I submitted a request to participate on my own initiative? I have not received any message from the Whips, either before or during these debates, that I should not make a few remarks. With the permission of the House, I...
On the contrary. As I have just explained, there has been no pressure to withdraw my application. Some of my right hon. and hon. Friends who thought that they were going to speak in the debate have reread the proposal and realised that, given the incisive eloquence we would hear from the Minister, there was absolutely no need for them to come to the Chamber and duplicate and triplicate that....
Conservative MP for Wokingham
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
John Redwood campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 23 Nov 2020.