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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Brooks Newmark’s votes
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Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2007–2015.
Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2010–2015.
Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
15 votes for, 1 vote against, 5 absences, between 2008–2013.
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
17 votes for, 30 votes against, 15 absences, between 2008–2014.
Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2007–2012.
Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
5 votes for, 1 vote against, between 2010–2013.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Brooks Newmark’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Brooks Newmark’s full vote analysis page for more.
Does right hon. Friend agree that the camaraderie in the Whips Office is a unique experience that he and I had together? Once a Whip, always a Whip.
I am sure that my right hon. Friend would like some more time. I am very much enjoying his speech, and I am interested in hearing his next point.
Will my right hon. Friend give way again?
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Former Conservative MP for Braintree
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
- Education and Skills
- Innovation and Skills
- Departmental Expenditure
- Motor Vehicles: Glass
- Post Offices: Information and Communications Technology
Other offices held in the past
- The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (15 Jul 2014 to 27 Sep 2014)
- Member, Treasury Committee (5 Nov 2012 to 12 Sep 2014)
- Member, Finance and Services Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 14 Nov 2011)
- The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Member, Finance and Services Committee (9 Feb 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (1 Jan 2008 to 6 May 2010)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Treasury Committee (16 Jan 2006 to 17 Jul 2007)
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (17 Jul 2005 to 2 Jul 2007)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.
(a) The Allele Fund; invests primarily in healthcare startups. Limited Partner. (Registered 18 February 2014)
I have shareholdings in the following collective investment schemes which therefore do not require registration under Category 9 above: AP
Alternative Assets LP
, a closed ended investment company
; Apollo European Credit Fund LP, a closed end debt fund; and Bridges Community Development Venture Fund II
LP, which primarily invests in start ups in areas of deprivation. (Registered 18 February 2014; updated 26 February 2014)
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