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John Stevenson’s voting in Parliament

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

However, John Stevenson sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

John Stevenson has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Universal Credit and Working Tax Credits 15 Sep 2021

    I am an enthusiastic supporter of the levelling-up agenda. It is a flagship Conservative policy, it was a key part of the 2019 manifesto, and it is very much built on the concept of the northern powerhouse, which was established in 2014. The levelling-up agenda can change lives and communities. People often ask what “levelling up” actually means. I think it is quite simple: the goal is to...
  • Universal Credit and Working Tax Credits 15 Sep 2021

    Everybody acknowledges that the way out of poverty is employment; why when a Labour Government leave office is unemployment always higher than when they first went into office?
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Nutrition 10 Aug 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the number of calories per day by which a person's diet will be reduced as a result of the restrictions proposed by the Government on (a) foods high in fat, salt or sugar, (b) broadcast advertising of those foods and (c) online advertising of those foods.

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Conservative MP for Carlisle

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

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Topics of interest

John Stevenson campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Treasury
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Cabinet Office
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Department for Education
  • Food: Advertising
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Food: Education
  • Catering: Public Consultation
  • Forests

Currently held offices

  • Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee on Standards Sub-committee on ICGS Matters (14 May 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committee of Privileges (26 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committee on Standards (26 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (19 Dec 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (29 Oct 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) (23 Jun 2011 to 26 Mar 2012)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Oct 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
Solicitor, partner in Bendles, of 22 Portland Square, Carlisle CA1 1PE. From 1 July 2021 until further notice, I receive £2,800 a month for work of between 10 and 45 hours. (Updated 09 December 2015, 27 December 2017, 02 April 2019, 02 March 2021 and 01 July 2021)
On 1 March 2021 I received £5,000 as profit share. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 02 March 2021)
On 2 April 2021 I received £4,000 as profit share. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 21 April 2021)
On 19 April 2021 I received £2,000 as profit share. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 21 April 2021)
On 18 June 2021 I received £2,500 as profit share. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 30 June 2021)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Until 22 December 2020, shared interest in one commercial property in Carlisle: (i) and (ii). (Updated 04 January 2021)
Until 6 April 2021, shared interest in a holiday let in Ambleside: (i) and (ii). (Updated 21 April 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
From 27 January 2020, member of the Carlisle Towns Fund Board. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 28 January 2020)
From 22 June 2021, unpaid director of the Northern Research Group Limited, a shared services company for northern MPs. (Registered 30 June 2021)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my partner, Tracy Nixon, as part-time Senior Secretary.

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