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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Gareth Johnson’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Gareth Johnson sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

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

Gareth Johnson has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Covid-19: Future UK-EU Relationship 15 Jul 2020

    Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the CBI—hardly the biggest fan of Brexit—says that if we extend the implementation period it will create uncertainty for business and completely advises against it? What does he know that the CBI doesn’t?
  • Parliamentary Constituencies Bill: New Clause 1 - Electorate per constituency 14 Jul 2020

    I was actually enjoying the speech from the right hon. Member for Warley (John Spellar), and I agreed with some of his points, but it is worth pointing out that the purpose of the original decision by David Cameron and Nick Clegg to reduce the number of constituencies was to reduce the cost of politics at the time. [Interruption.] That was the argument put forward. Then we had Brexit and so...
  • Parliamentary Constituencies Bill: New Clause 1 - Electorate per constituency 14 Jul 2020

    People have the option, if they want, to register to vote. That was made a very easy process by the previous Government, particularly through the actions of my hon. Friend the Member for Weston-super-Mare (John Penrose), who was at pains to ensure that people found it very easy to register to vote. Of course, people have the right not to vote if they wish. I would argue that automatically...

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Conservative MP for Dartford

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

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Topics of interest

Gareth Johnson campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Education
  • Department for Transport
  • Home Department
  • Justice
  • Dartford-Thurrock Crossing
  • Sentencing
  • Health Insurance: Foreign Nationals
  • Magistrates: Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

Other offices held in the past

  • Assistant Whip (5 Nov 2018 to 14 Jan 2019)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (7 Apr 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Justice Committee (11 Feb 2013 to 10 Jun 2014)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (27 Feb 2012 to 3 Dec 2012)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Wendy Johnson, as Parliamentary Assistant. (Updated 07 July 2017)

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