Andrew Bridgen

Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire

@ABridgen

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Andrew Bridgen’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Andrew Bridgen sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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Andrew Bridgen has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Levelling-up Fund 24 Jan 2022

    Given current media speculation about the allocation of levelling-up funding, and given that I am a Member of this House who has unfortunately had to vote against the Government on several occasions recently, will the Secretary of State reassure me on whether there is any point in North West Leicestershire reapplying for levelling-up funding? Does he agree that, were Coalville to be...
  • Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Levelling-up Fund 24 Jan 2022

    Given current media speculation about the allocation of levelling-up funding, and given that I am a Member of this House who has unfortunately had to vote against the Government on several occasions recently, will the Secretary of State reassure me on whether there is any point in North West Leicestershire reapplying for levelling-up funding? Does he agree that, were Coalville to be...
  • English Football League Governance: Derby County FC 18 Jan 2022

    Although I am a Leicestershire MP, many of my constituents who have written to me are loyal supporters of Derby County and are hugely concerned about the future of the club. Derby County is in administration, and it accrued or built up £30 million of tax liabilities under the previous owner. If the club goes into liquidation, those moneys due to the Treasury will be at risk. Given this...

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Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

Andrew Bridgen campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Transport
  • Health
  • Department of Health
  • Treasury
  • Communities and Local Government
  • High Speed 2 Railway Line
  • Recruitment
  • Plants
  • Tony Blair
  • Television: Licensing

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (6 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (21 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Regulatory Reform Committee (21 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Regulatory Reform Committee (21 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (12 Oct 2015 to 21 Oct 2015)
  • Member, Draft Deregulation Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Jul 2013 to 11 Dec 2013)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Dec 2021.

7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
AB Produce PLC; processing and distribution of fresh vegetables.
AB Produce Trading Ltd; holding company.
Bridgen Investments Ltd; investment company, investing in shares, property, building projects.
From 6 February 2017, AB Farms Ltd; potato production and storage. (Registered 21 March 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
From 6 May 2020 to 5 May 2022, Adviser to Mere Plantations Ltd; a company which grows teak in Ghana. I provide advice on business and international politics. I have not received any payment for this role. It will continue to be unpaid until it ends on 5 May 2022. (Registered 17 June 2020; updated 23 December 2020 and 17 November 2021)

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