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.

However, Laurence Robertson sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Laurence Robertson generally voted against new high speed rail infrastructure, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Laurence Robertson generally voted against fixed periods between parliamentary elections, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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

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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

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Until 30 June 2019, position on the Advisory Board of Veolia Environmental Services, 210 Pentonville Rd, London N1 9JY from 1 June 2013. Expected annual remuneration was £6,000 for an expected commitment of about 50 hrs a year. (Registered 25 February 2014; updated 24 January 2017 and 06 January 2020)
18 November 2019, received £3,000 for consultancy work, paid as a retainer. Hours: 2 hrs between 1 January and 30 June 2019. (Registered 06 January 2020)
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing surveys:
27 August 2019, received £150 for two surveys. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 09 September 2019)
31 October 2019, received £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 31 October 2019)
15 November 2019, received £75 for completing a survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 09 January 2020)
Payment from Ipsos MORI UK Ltd, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY, for completing surveys:
23 August 2019, received £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 04 September 2019)
17 February 2020, received £200. Hours: 1 hr 10 mins. (Registered 04 March 2020)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing surveys:
16 August 2019, received £40. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 04 September 2019)
23 October 2019, received £60. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 24 October 2019)
9 December 2020, received £100. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 06 January 2020)
9 December 2020, received £60. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 06 January 2020)
12 February 2020, received £110. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 04 March 2020)
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 2019. The badge is not available for purchase, but its estimated value is between £0 and £1,000, depending on usage.

Date received: 1 January 2019

Date accepted: 1 January 2019

Donor status: company, registration 93447

(Registered 29 January 2019)
Name of donor: Coral Ltd (part of GVC Holdings Plc)
Address of donor: 3rd Floor, One New Change, London EC4M 9AF

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: hospitality at Sandown Park racecourse, for me, my wife and two friends, approx. value £800

Date received: 6 July 2019

Date accepted: 6 July 2019

Donor status: company, registration 05240310

(Registered 12 August 2019)
Name of donor: William Hill plc
Address of donor: 1 Bedford Avenue, London WC1B 3AU

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: hospitality received at Doncaster Racecourse for my wife and me, approximate total value £900; also, hospitality for a member of staff, approximate value £450; total value £1,350

Date received: 14 September 2019

Date accepted: 14 September 2019

Donor status: company, registration 4212563

(Registered 21 October 2019)
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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