Laurence Robertson

Conservative MP for Tewkesbury

@lrobertsonTewks

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Laurence Robertson’s voting in Parliament

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

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Laurence Robertson has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Clinical Trials: Regulation 13 Apr 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to use powers under the Medicines and Medical Devices Act 2021 to improve the regulation of clinical trials; and if he will make a statement.
  • Cabinet Office: Trade with the EU: Non-tariff Barriers 25 Mar 2021

    What recent progress he has made on securing frictionless access for UK goods to the EU; and if he will make a statement.
  • Cabinet Office: Trade with the EU: Non-tariff Barriers 25 Mar 2021

    At the last Cabinet Office questions, I mentioned that a lorry from my constituency was unnecessarily detained in France for 12 hours. The Cabinet Office took that up with vigour. The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster really went about it; I thank him for that and congratulate him on that work. Is the Minister making assessments of any other lorries that are unnecessarily held up as they...

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Conservative MP for Tewkesbury

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

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Topics of interest

Laurence Robertson campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Transport
  • RAF Innsworth
  • Agriculture: Subsidies
  • Ethiopia
  • Bovine Tuberculosis
  • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

Currently held offices

  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 15 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Panel of Chairs (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (10 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (18 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (18 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (19 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (10 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (10 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Northern Ireland) (10 May 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Treasury) (30 Oct 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Shadow Minister (Trade and Industry) (1 Jun 2003 to 30 Oct 2003)
  • Member, Education & Skills Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 12 Nov 2001)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2003)
  • Member, Social Security Committee (22 Nov 1999 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (26 Jul 1999 to 23 May 2002)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (12 Nov 1997 to 18 Jan 2000)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (28 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Savanta ComRes, 54 Bermondsey St, Bermondsey, London SE1 3UD, for completing surveys:
11 May 2020, received £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 07 December 2020)
9 June 2020, received £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 07 December 2020)
5 August 2020, received £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 07 December 2020)
9 September 2020, received £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 07 December 2020)
15 November 2020, received £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 07 December 2020)
12 December 2020, received £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 07 January 2021)
Payment from Ipsos MORI UK Ltd, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY, for completing surveys:
5 August 2020, received £250. Hours: 75 mins. (Registered 21 August 2020)
15 December 2020, received £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 07 January 2021)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing surveys:
9 July 2020, received £70. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 04 December 2020)
31 July 2020, received £100. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 04 December 2020)
11 September 2020, received £100. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 04 December 2020)
16 November 2020, received £100. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 04 December 2020)
14 December 2020, received £60. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 07 January 2021)
21 December 2020, received £100. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 07 January 2021)
21 December 2020, received £60. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 07 January 2021)
From 1 October 2020 until further notice, Parliamentary Adviser on Sport and Safer Gambling to the Betting and Gaming Council, 25 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0PP. I receive £2,000 per month. Hours: expected to be 10 hrs per month. (Registered 26 October 2020)
Payments from Populus, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT, for completing surveys:
6 May 2020, received £50. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 13 January 2021)
17 June 2020, received £50. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 13 January 2021)
5 August 2020, received £50. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 13 January 2021)
20 August 2020, received £50. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 13 January 2021)
16 September 2020, received £50. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 13 January 2021)
13 November 2020, received £50. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 13 January 2021)
9 December 2020, received £50. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 13 January 2021)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Racecourse Association Ltd
Address of donor: Winkfield Road, Ascot SL5 7HX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: a metal badge entitling the bearer to admittance to certain horse racing meetings in the UK during 2020. The badge is not available for purchase, but its estimated value is between £0 and £1,000, depending on usage.

Date received: 1 January 2020

Date accepted: 1 January 2020

Donor status: company, registration 93447

(Registered 06 January 2020)
Name of donor: The Jockey Club
Address of donor: 75 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LS

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: hospitality at Cheltenham Racecourse for my wife and me, approximate total value £600

Date received: 10 March 2020

Date accepted: 10 March 2020

Donor status: company, registration 2909409

(Registered 09 April 2020)
Name of donor: William Hill plc
Address of donor: One Bedford Avenue, London WC1B 3AU

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: hospitality at Cheltenham Racecourse for my wife and me, approximate total value £1,600

Date received: 11 March 2020

Date accepted: 11 March 2020

Donor status: company, registration 4212563

(Registered 09 April 2020)
Name of donor: Betting and Gaming Council (BGC)
Address of donor: 25 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0PP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: hospitality at Cheltenham Racecourse for my wife, a friend and me, approximate total value £900

Date received: 13 March 2020

Date accepted: 13 March 2020

Donor status: company, registration 12213577

(Registered 09 April 2020)
5. Gifts and benefits from sources outside the UK
Name of donor: GVC Holdings plc
Address of donor: 32 Athol Street Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 1JB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: hospitality at Cheltenham Racecourse for my wife, a friend and me, approximate total value £900

Date received: 12 March 2020

Date accepted: 12 March 2020

Donor status: company, registration 4685V

(Registered 09 April 2020)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in London: (i) and (ii). (Registered 24 February 2014; updated 08 June 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Anne Marie Robertson, as Office Manager.

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