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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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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.
Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
52 votes for, 3 votes against, 10 absences, between 2012–2022.
Generally voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
7 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2010–2020.
Generally voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 5 absences, between 2010–2021.
Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
23 votes for, 5 votes against, between 2010–2022.
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.
Almost always voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
1 vote for, 16 votes against, 4 absences, between 2016–2022.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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The Department continues to monitor private rent levels andâ¯understands that affordability may be an issue for some student households. DLUHC ministers and officials continue to take a cross-government approach to policy issues and work closely with colleagues in other departments. Many higher education providers have hardship funds that students can apply to for assistance. In addition,...
It is always a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Ms Nokes. I thank all hon. Members present for their considered contributions to the debate. It was valuable to hear real-life examples from different Members’ constituencies. To those who have invited me to visit, such as the hon. Member for York Central (Rachael Maskell), I say that I will be delighted to do so if I remain in post. I thank...
We are in strong agreement that we need to act. It has not been mentioned too many times today—[Interruption.] Well, the hon. Gentleman will remember that the December 2019 manifesto was soon followed by a global pandemic, when the Government took swift and decisive action to protect tenants across the country, so we have taken action. However, we were unfortunately unable to pursue other...
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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
- Member, UK Infrastructure Bank Bill [Lords] Committee (since 16 Nov 2022)
- Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury (since 27 Oct 2022)
- Assistant Whip (since 15 Jun 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (18 Oct 2022 to 31 Oct 2022)
- Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities) (20 Sep 2022 to 27 Oct 2022)
- Minister without Portfolio (7 Jul 2022 to 6 Sep 2022)
- Minister of State (Department for Transport) (13 Feb 2020 to 7 Jul 2022)
- 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)
- The Vice-Chamberlain of HM Household (26 Jul 2018 to 4 Apr 2019)
- Member, Committee of Selection (11 Jan 2018 to 8 May 2019)
- The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury (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: 23 Jan 2023.
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 1 March 2022, volunteer vaccinator with the East Lancashire Hospital Trust, Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital, Haslingden Road, Blackburn BB2 3HH. This was an unpaid role, to which I devoted around 48 hours a month. (Registered 16 March 2021; updated 11 March 2022)
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