About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (John Redwood) represents you, and all of the people who live in Wokingham, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

MPs split their time between Parliament and their constituency. In Parliament, they debate and vote on new laws, review existing laws, and question the Government. In the constituency, their focus is on supporting local people and championing local issues. They have a small staff team who help with casework, maintain their diaries, and monitor their inbox.

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Conservative MP for Wokingham

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

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Topics of interest

John Redwood campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Treasury
  • Transport
  • Transport
  • Local Government and the Regions
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Transport
  • Railtrack
  • Departmental Manpower
  • EU Law
  • Departmental Regulation
  • Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Deregulation ( 8 Sep 2004 to 5 May 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Transport and the Regions (15 Jun 1999 to 2 Feb 2000)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (11 Jun 1997 to 15 Jun 1999)
  • Secretary of State for Wales (20 Jul 1993 to 4 Jul 1995)
  • Minister (Department of Environment) (Local Government) (15 Apr 1992 to 26 May 1993)
  • Minister of State (Department of Trade and Industry) ( 1 Jan 1990 to 1 Jan 1992)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Trade and Industry) (26 Jul 1989 to 2 Nov 1990)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • National Insurance Contributions (Reduction in Rates) (No.2) Bill 13 Mar 2024

    I have declared my business interests in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. I welcome the reduction in the tax on jobs. The level of overall taxation in our country is too high. The reason it is so high is primarily the huge expenditure the country, by general agreement, incurred to tackle the covid lockdown. This is why I find the Opposition’s criticism of this Government’s...
  • National Insurance Contributions (Reduction in Rates) (No.2) Bill 13 Mar 2024

    I largely agree with my right hon. Friend, but if we look at the numbers, I think the fall-off was from 2020 to 2024. Prior to that, with good Conservative policies and lower taxes, we were growing the self-employed army very noticeably, and it was making a very important contribution to general growth and the way all our local communities are serviced. It is so often self-employed people...
  • National Insurance Contributions (Reduction in Rates) (No.2) Bill 13 Mar 2024

    No, I do not think that is the main point. I think the two main points are the ones I have made—the covid lockdown and the tax regime affecting the ability to set oneself up. I will meet the hon. Member a little of the way, because I do think that the 2021 reforms in particular put companies off dealing with the self-employed, and the self-employed often need business from other companies,...

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Register of Members’ Interests

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View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

Last updated: 18 Mar 2024.

1. Employment and earnings
Member of the Advisory Board of EPIC Private Equity, Audrey House, 16-20 Ely Place, London EC1N 6SN. From 1 October 2016 until further notice, I expect to receive £5,000 a year, paid quarterly, in return for a commitment of 3 hours a quarter. (Updated 09 January 2017)
From 21 January 2022, Global Strategist for Charles Stanley, 55 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 3AS; a UK investment manager owned by Raymond James, a quoted US company. My duties are to provide three written commentaries a week on global markets and economies excluding the UK, and making oral and written presentations to investment meetings. From 1 January 2024 until further notice, I receive £49,187 a quarter for an expected commitment of 50 hours a month. (Updated 16 November 2013, 31 July 2015, 15 November 2016, 14 June 2017, 30 October 2017, 17 October 2018, 02 January 2020, 26 October 2021, 21 January 2022 and 21 December 2023)
22 December 2023, received £25,000 as a discretionary bonus. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 22 December 2023)

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