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We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.
Steven Baker is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Steven Baker sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Steven Baker’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Steven Baker’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the evidential basis for his Department’s claim on 1 December 2020, in relation to driving test centres, that Slough and Uxbridge are the nearest test centres to High Wycombe with a travel time of under 30 minutes for either test centre.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department plans to take following the proposed closure of High Wycombe driving test centre to prevent excess travel by local driving instructors and students to test centres with round trip distances of over 30 miles.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which other DVSA driving test centres are closing in England, further to the announced closure of the site in High Wycombe; and for what reasons those centres are closing.
Conservative MP for Wycombe
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Steven Baker campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 18 Jan 2021.