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- 11th May to 2nd June 2020
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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Charlie Elphicke’s votes
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Consistently voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
16 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2012–2018.
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016.
Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
6 votes for, 2 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2016.
Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
12 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2013–2016.
Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2016.
Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
10 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Charlie Elphicke’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Charlie Elphicke’s full vote analysis page for more.
I supported remain in the referendum. My constituents voted to leave. My country voted to leave. The mandate and instructions that I have as a Member of this House are clear. Each and every one of us has that same instruction, and we should execute it and do the right thing. It is clear that this House is at an impasse. Those on the Government Benches want to get Brexit done and move forward,...
I thank my right hon. Friend for her powerful statement and the seriousness with which she has taken this very serious matter. She will be aware that small ports and airfields have long been known to be a problem and security weakness; indeed, the former Prime Minister proposed a volunteer force to patrol them. May I urge her not to have a Dad’s Army set up like that but instead to have...
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Former Independent MP for Dover
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 2 Nov 2017; Independent until 11 Dec 2018; Conservative until 21 Jul 2019
Topics of interest
Charlie Elphicke campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Office
- Home Department
- HM Treasury
- Government Procurement Card
- Dover Port: Human Trafficking and Immigration
- Trust Ports
- Livestock: Transport
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Treasury Sub-Committee (14 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Treasury Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury (13 May 2015 to 17 Jul 2016)
- Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (6 Dec 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Public Administration Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 4 Nov 2013)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.
1. Employment and earnings
6 September 2019, payment of £200 from Ipsos MORI
, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for a survey. Hours: 30 mins. Fee paid to Dover and Deal Conservative Association. (Registered 04 November 2019)
10 September 2019, payment of £150 from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for surveys. Hours: 1 hr. Fee paid to Dover and Deal Conservative Association. (Registered 04 November 2019)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Horizon Environmental Ltd
Address of donor: Wilcox Avenue, Aylesham CT3 3EP
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
Donor status: company, registration 07872455
(Registered 22 May 2019)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2
Name of donor: Truecut Diamond Drilling Ltd
Address of donor: Ovenden House, Wilcox Close, Aylesham Industrial Estate, Canterbury CT3 3EP
Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,500
Date received: 28 October 2019
Date accepted: 28 October 2019
Donor status: company, registration 06213835
(Registered 04 November 2019)
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