Conor Burns

The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

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.

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

We have lots more plain English analysis of Conor Burns’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Conor Burns’s full vote analysis page for more.

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

Recent appearances

  • Health and Social Care 7 Sep 2021

    A decade on from Dilnot and with the demographic challenges becoming more intense, my right hon. Friend is to be commended as the first occupant of Downing Street to grapple with this immense challenge. Some of the most distressing cases that we encounter as constituency MPs are families who are caught in that tension between those who are in hospital ready for discharge and the local...
  • English Language Sector 15 Apr 2021

    It is a pleasure to rise to speak in this Adjournment debate this afternoon and to conclude the formal business of the House this week, in which we gathered to pay tribute to His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. I would like to add my own tributes to the Duke. The Duke held a popular misconception about the town of Bournemouth, which I represent, which he demonstrated to me on one...
  • English Language Sector 15 Apr 2021

    I am very grateful to my hon. Friend, who as ever demonstrates what a powerful champion he is for the community he serves. He is absolutely right, it is not just about the direct employment provided by the schools in terms of their teaching staff and ancillary staff who support their work, but the host families who welcome students into their home as a vital part of the experience. One of the...

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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

  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Departmental Marketing
  • Bahrain
  • Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands
  • Travellers: Caravan Sites
  • Lord Deben

Currently held offices

  • The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (since 16 Sep 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Sep 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
Consultant to Trant Engineering Ltd, formerly Trant Construction Ltd, Rushington, Southampton SO40 9LT. Until 26 July 2019, I received £10,000 quarterly for 10 hours work per month. (Registered 27 June 2011; updated 14 July 2015, 12 October 2015 and 10 October 2019)

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