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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Edward Timpson’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Edward Timpson sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

Edward Timpson has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Attorney General: Unaoil 6 Sep 2022

    The then Attorney General (the Rt Hon member for Torridge and West Devon), met David Tinsley for 20 minutes in the waiting room of his barristers’ chambers on 18 October 2018, after an acquaintance requested that he meet informally with an unnamed contact with links to the US government about a matter affecting the public interest. It transpired that Mr Tinsley wished to draw the then...
  • Written Answers — Attorney General: Attorney General: Agency Workers 5 Sep 2022

    Agency workers are subject to a Cabinet Office controls framework to ensure robust governance of spending in this area. Commentary on Contingent Labour usage, if applicable, is available in departmental annual reports. The Attorney General’s Office does not pay agency retainer fees and the annual spend on agency workers, since 2020, is set out below. Year Cost 2020-21 £27,841.17 ...
  • Written Answers — Attorney General: Attorney General: Consultants 5 Sep 2022

    For the last five years, The Attorney General’s Office has had a nil spend for external consultants* Details of all Government contracts awarded from 2016 above £10,000 and £25,000 in the wider public sector are published on Contracts Finder. Each award notice provides information on the name of the supplier, value of the contract, its purpose and information on the type of awarding...

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Conservative MP for Eddisbury

Entered the House of Commons on 23 May 2008 — Byelection

Also represented Crewe and Nantwich

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Topics of interest

Edward Timpson campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Education
  • Justice
  • Treasury
  • Health
  • Children
  • Schools and Families
  • Revenue and Customs: Crewe
  • Adoption
  • Royal Mail: Crewe
  • Organs: Donors
  • Pupils: Epilepsy

Currently held offices

  • Member, Health and Care Bill Committee (since 7 Sep 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Solicitor-General (7 Jul 2022 to 7 Sep 2022)
  • Minister of State (Education) (8 May 2015 to 12 Jun 2017)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education (6 Sep 2012 to 8 May 2015)
  • Member, Children, Schools and Families Committee (13 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (13 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.

8. Miscellaneous
From 13 June 2020, a trustee of Uppingham School, a registered charity. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 15 June 2020)
From 25 April 2022, a patron of the Difference Education Ltd, which aims to improve life outcomes for the most vulnerable children by raising the status and expertise of those who educate them. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 12 May 2022)

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