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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Anna Soubry’s votes
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Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
15 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2012–2018.
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
42 votes for, 47 votes against, 14 absences, between 2010–2019.
Almost always voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
10 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2013–2016.
Generally voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
5 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2010–2016.
Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
18 votes for, 6 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2019.
Consistently voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Anna Soubry’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Anna Soubry’s full vote analysis page for more.
Further to the question from the hon. Member for Belfast East (Gavin Robinson), may I gently say to the Secretary of State —and I apologise for all the grief I have given him over the past few years—that, on this very important matter, when I was the Veterans Minister I had the great honour of visiting Northern Ireland, and I have to say to him that the covenant, which the coalition...
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. [Interruption.] I know that it is sometimes uncomfortable to speak truth to power. Mr Speaker, would it be in order to record that, in private, many of us have come to the conclusion that the majority of Back Benchers on both sides do not want a general election? As the right hon. Member for Dwyfor Meirionnydd (Liz Saville Roberts) has said, fear, from...
The hon. Lady knows that I was a founding member of People’s Vote and she knows, too, the cost that I and many others have paid for our belief, which, at the time, was certainly not popular or fashionable. She also knows—because of the meetings that she has attended—that there is no doubt that, across the House, there is a majority, at the right moment, for that confirmatory referendum....
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Former Independent MP for Broxtowe
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Party was Conservative until 19 Feb 2019
Topics of interest
Anna Soubry campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Culture Media and Sport
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Mobile Phones
- Heart Diseases: Death
- High Speed 2 Railway Line: Broxtowe
- Contract Rights Renewal Merger Undertakings
Other offices held in the past
- Leader of the Independent Group for Change (5 Jul 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Leader of Change UK - The Independent Group (4 Jun 2019 to 5 Jul 2019)
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (11 Feb 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Women and Equalities Committee (26 Nov 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (28 Nov 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (8 May 2015 to 15 Jul 2016)
- The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (15 Jul 2014 to 8 May 2015)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (7 Oct 2013 to 15 Jul 2014)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
- Member, Justice Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 29 Nov 2010)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
From April 2017, a residential property in Broxtowe: (i) and (ii). (Registered 05 August 2016; updated 28 June 2017)
Barrister not currently practising.
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