Nadine Dorries

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Conservative MP for Mid Bedfordshire


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Nadine Dorries’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Nadine Dorries sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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Nadine Dorries has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Channel 4 Privatisation 14 Jun 2022

    I start by paying tribute to all involved in putting on a wonderful platinum jubilee weekend over the bank holiday. My Department and the royal household spent years preparing for this fantastic event. It was a historic moment for Her Majesty, the country and the Commonwealth, and a celebration for all to remember. Once again, I pay tribute to the BBC and other broadcasters for their extended...
  • Channel 4 Privatisation 14 Jun 2022

    I do not disclose private conversations. I am not sure which aspect of any conversation the hon. Lady wants me to mention. Straight from the off, we provided £2 billion to support our cultural organisations and institutions across the UK, which is why, after the pandemic, our arts and culture are back with a bang. Labour’s motion asks us to support our world-renowned British broadcasting,...
  • Channel 4 Privatisation 14 Jun 2022

    We have published a comprehensive response to the consultation, in line with the format used by all Departments in response to consultations—that has already been done. Our “Up next” White Paper contains a number of key proposals to achieve our goals. First, we want to ensure that in a world of smart TVs and online platforms our public service broadcasters continue to receive the...

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Conservative MP for Mid Bedfordshire

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

Nadine Dorries campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Transport
  • Treasury
  • Police
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Stalking
  • Elections
  • Science

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (since 15 Sep 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care) (6 May 2020 to 15 Sep 2021)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care (27 Jul 2019 to 6 May 2020)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (22 Jun 2017 to 3 Sep 2019)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (26 May 2011 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 27 Jun 2011)
  • Member, Commons Science and Technology Committee (1 Oct 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee (10 Mar 2008 to 30 Sep 2009)
  • Member, Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee (9 Nov 2007 to 10 Mar 2008)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (2 Jul 2007 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Education & Skills Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 11 Dec 2006)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Jun 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
From February 2016, as an author, payments from Head of Zeus Publishing; a client of Averbrook Ltd. Address: 45-47 Clerkenwell Green London EC1R 0HT, via Sheil Land, 52 Doughty Street. London WC1N 2LS. Hours: 12 non-consecutive hrs per week. (Updated 20 January 2016, 14 October 2016 and 2 March 2018)
29 April 2022, received £9,974 in royalties. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 13 May 2022)
29 April 2022, received £6,600 for public lending rights. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 13 May 2022)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Director and shareholder of Averbrook, a writing and media consultancy. (Registered 10 June 2013)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my daughter, Jennifer Dorries, as Senior Parliamentary Assistant. (Updated 15 April 2019)

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