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We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.
Mike Penning is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Mike Penning sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Mike Penning’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Mike Penning’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 18 July 2022 to Question 35899 on Fuels: Prices, in the context of significant increases in the cost of white diesel since the conclusion of the consultation on reforms to the tax treatment of red diesel and other rebated fuels, if he will reassess the impact of the removal of the red diesel fuel entitlement on the (a)...
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 18 July 2022 to Question 35899 on Fuels: Prices, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing further financial incentives for switching to cleaner alternatives to red diesel; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 July 2022 to Question 35899 on Fuels: Prices, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of the increase in the price of red diesel on (a) farming and (b) other agricultural businesses; and if he will make a statement.
Conservative MP for Hemel Hempstead
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Mike Penning campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.