Conor Burns

The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

Conservative MP for Bournemouth West


Conor Burns’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Conor Burns sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Conor Burns voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Conor Burns has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Chief Scientific Advisers 8 Oct 2019

    My Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade did not meet the Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 June and 31 August 2019. However, the Chief Scientific Adviser is closely involved in policy development and meets regularly with the Permanent Secretary, members of the Department for International Trade’s (DIT) Executive Committee and many other senior officials more...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Investment: Brazil 8 Oct 2019

    As we prepare for our independent trade policy, the UK Government is committed to upholding the UK’s high environmental standards. The Government is exploring all options in the design of future trade and investment agreements, including possible environment provisions. The UK remains committed to protecting the world’s rainforests and will continue to do so in Brazil through...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Jainism 8 Oct 2019

    The Department for International Trade hosts a number of national events throughout the year in order to support business to grow internationally, ensure the UK remains the leading destination for international investment, and to promote open markets and a free and fair trade policy. The Department invites attendees on the basis of their relevance to these objectives, and focuses primarily on...

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Conservative MP for Bournemouth West

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

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Topics of interest

Conor Burns campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Departmental Marketing
  • Bahrain
  • Olympic Games 2012: Facilities
  • Local Government Finance
  • Police: Finance

Currently held offices

  • The Minister of State, Department for International Trade (since 25 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Administration Committee (10 Mar 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (29 Oct 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Education Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 2 Nov 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Conor Burns’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 5 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 90.58% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 99 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
Consultant to Trant Engineering Ltd, formerly Trant Construction Ltd, Rushington, Southampton SO40 9LT. Until further notice, I receive £10,000 quarterly for 10 hours work per month. (Registered 27 June 2011; updated 14 July 2015 and 12 October 2015)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Christopher Moran
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Travel from Northern Ireland to London, value £1,308.32

Date received: 24 November 2018

Date accepted: 24 November 2018

Donor status: individual

(Registered 21 December 2018)
Name of donor: ITV plc
Address of donor: 2 Waterhouse Square, 140 Holborn, London EC1N 2AE

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: One ticket to the National Television Awards, including hospitality, total value £1,303

Date received: 22 January 2019

Date accepted: 22 January 2019

Donor status: company, registration 4967001

(Registered 07 February 2019)

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