Andrew Selous

The Second Church Estates Commissioner

Conservative MP for South West Bedfordshire

@AndrewSelous

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Andrew Selous’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Andrew Selous sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Andrew Selous generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Andrew Selous’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Andrew Selous’s full vote analysis page for more.

Andrew Selous has sometimes rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Covid-19 Update 17 Sep 2020

    I thank the Secretary of State for the extra money for the Luton and Dunstable Hospital that he announced today. Does he agree that it would help people with symptoms who need a test if those told to self-isolate without symptoms did not think that a test was a “get out of jail free” card? How can we help people to self-isolate properly, given that only one in five has been doing so?
  • Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Church of England: Coronavirus 16 Sep 2020

    At parish, diocesan and national level, the Church of England has been producing resources and delivering support to meet the spiritual and practical needs of those in its parishes throughout the covid-19 outbreak. This has included live and pre-recorded services, both local and national, pastoral support, children and youth work, bereavement care, support for foodbanks and other local...
  • Coronavirus 15 Sep 2020

    I am really keen that we proceed on the basis of reliable and agreed evidence, so what would the Secretary of State say to people who point to Sweden as an example of how we can control the virus and minimise the impact on the economy and our social lives?

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Conservative MP for South West Bedfordshire

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

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Topics of interest

Andrew Selous campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Work and Pensions
  • Health
  • Transport
  • Home Department
  • Education and Skills
  • Departments: Manpower
  • Written Questions: Government Responses
  • Children: Maintenance
  • Departmental Flexible Working
  • Departmental Working Hours

Currently held offices

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 4 Mar 2020)
  • The Second Church Estates Commissioner (since 10 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, European Statutory Instruments Committee (18 Jul 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Draft Health Service Safety Investigation Bill (Joint Committee) (17 Apr 2018 to 27 Jul 2018)
  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (4 Nov 2014 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice (15 Jul 2014 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (26 Oct 2010 to 17 Jul 2014)
  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (8 Nov 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (15 Jun 2004 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • PPS To Shadow Foreign Secretary, International Affairs (10 May 2004 to 20 Oct 2004)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Sep 2020.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Half share in flat in Camberley: (i). (Registered 03 June 2015)

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