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Andrew Stephenson’s voting in Parliament
Andrew Stephenson is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a random selection of Andrew Stephenson’s votes, where they voted similarly to their party.
Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2013–2016.
Consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
48 votes for, 0 votes against, 6 absences, between 2012–2016.
Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2011.
Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
21 votes for, 5 votes against, between 2010–2019.
Almost always voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2016.
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2010–2020.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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Conservative MP for Pendle
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Andrew Stephenson campaigned to leave the European Union
- Innovation and Skills
- Home Department
- Department of Health
- Departmental Operating Costs
- Motor Vehicles: Registration
- Roads: Accidents
- Welfare Tax Credits
Currently held offices
- Minister of State (Department for Transport) (since 13 Feb 2020)
- Assistant Whip (since 15 Jun 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development) (25 Jul 2019 to 13 Feb 2020)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (4 Apr 2019 to 25 Jul 2019)
- Government Whip (26 Jul 2018 to 4 Apr 2019)
- Member, Committee of Selection (11 Jan 2018 to 8 May 2019)
- Government Whip (9 Jan 2018 to 26 Jul 2018)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (15 Jun 2017 to 9 Jan 2018)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 18 Oct 2021.
From 28 February 2020, a member of the Nelson Town Board. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 28 February 2020)
From 28 February 2021 until further notice, volunteer vaccinator with the East Lancashire Hospital Trust, Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital, Haslingden Road, Blackburn BB2 3HH. This is an unpaid role, to which I expect to devote around 48 hours a month. (Registered 16 March 2021)
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