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- 11th May to 2nd June 2020
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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of David Burrowes’s votes
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Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
12 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2013–2016.
Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
12 votes for, 0 votes against, 5 absences, between 2012–2014.
Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2007–2016.
Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
47 votes for, 0 votes against, 8 absences, between 2012–2016.
Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
6 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016.
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 4 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016.
We have lots more plain English analysis of David Burrowes’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit David Burrowes’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to appeal to the Government of Burma on the (a) release of Lahpi Gam on medical grounds and (b) medical care required by that prisoner.
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to equalise the assessment and enforcement of child maintenance arrangements of children of self-employed parents with that of children of other employed parents; and for connected purposes. I welcome the great interest and attendance of hon. Members for my Bill, but I feel somewhat like the filler in the Prime Minister’s sandwich. I...
This is an issue of great importance and interest to the public. It is a cross-party issue, but it has been a Conservative cause since the Thatcher Government recognised the principle that all parents have a continued responsibility to contribute reasonably to their children’s upkeep. When parents cannot agree about a child’s maintenance, the state steps in to protect the child’s...
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Former Conservative MP for Enfield, Southgate
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
David Burrowes campaigned to leave the European Union
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Home Office
- Youth Custody
- Prisons: Drugs
- Young Offenders
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (23 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow Minister (Justice) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Draft Human Tissue and Embryos Bill (Joint Committee) (2 May 2007 to 8 Aug 2007)
- Member, Draft Legal Services Bill (Joint Committee) (17 May 2006 to 25 Jul 2006)
- Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (19 Dec 2005 to 9 May 2006)
- Member, Public Administration Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
1. Employment and earnings
Consultant to Shepherd Harris and Co as a solicitor specialising in criminal law. Address: 96 Silver Street, Enfield, Middlesex.
Payments for telephone standby police station duty. These typically involve a weekend on standby and up to 30 mins work:
30 August 2016, received £100 for being on police station duty for the weekend of 27 July 2016. Hours: up to 30 mins. (Registered 16 September 2016)
Payments for court duty:
30 August 2016, received £55.15 for being a court duty solicitor on 18 April 2016. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 16 September 2016)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2
Name of donor: CARE
Address of donor: 53 Romney Street, London SW1P 3RF
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: services of a voluntary intern, for 4 days a week between October 2016 and July 2017, who will receive a bursary of £650 per calendar month as a member of CARE’s educational Leadership Programme, total £6,500.
Date of receipt: 10 October 2016
Date of acceptance: 10 October 2016
Donor status: charity, registration 1066963
(Registered 28 September 2016)
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