Conor Burns

Conservative MP for Bournemouth West


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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.

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Last updated: 18 May 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Conor Burns has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for International Trade: UK Trade with EU 29 Sep 2022

    I am pleased to note that goods exported to the EU in the 12 months ending July 2022 were worth £178 billion. An increase of £27 billion (18%) on the previous 12 months and now higher than goods exported in 2018, so trade values are increasing. To further increase exports, we need to get more British businesses exporting for the first time, including through initiatives such as the Export...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Barriers 28 Sep 2022

    Removing barriers boosts British exports globally to new and familiar markets. Teams across the Department – both in the UK and oversees – are working tirelessly to do so, opening up exciting new opportunities for British businesses across our four nations. We have an ambitious programme of FTA negotiations, bilateral Joint Economic Trade Committees (JETCOs), Enhanced Trade Partnerships...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Australia and New Zealand 28 Sep 2022

    Dedicated officials in the East Midlands regularly discuss the opportunities free trade agreements (FTAs) present with Local Enterprise Partnerships, Business Representative Organisations, and local Chambers of Commerce. We also consult stakeholders through ‘town hall’ style briefings, roundtables, webinars and bilateral & group engagements. For example, we held an update for...

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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
  • Local Government Finance
  • Police: Finance
  • Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Department for International Trade (7 Sep 2022 to 7 Oct 2022)
  • The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (16 Sep 2021 to 7 Sep 2022)
  • The Minister of State, Department for International Trade (25 Jul 2019 to 4 May 2020)
  • 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

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Nov 2022.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Conservative Friends of America
Address of donor: private

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Hotel accommodation for two nights £1,232.03 and return flights from UK to US £2,883.34, total value £4,115.27

Destination of visit: Washington DC

Dates of visit: 25-27 July 2022

Purpose of visit: To support Conservative Friends of America in their launch in the US.

(Registered 11 November 2022)

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