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George Freeman’s voting in Parliament

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

However, George Freeman sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

George Freeman has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Debate on the Address: Better Jobs and a Fair Deal at Work 12 May 2021

    It is a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Chesterfield (Mr Perkins) on behalf of the people of Mid Norfolk, and to speak a little more optimistically and positively about this country and its future, and reject the narrative of doom and gloom from the Opposition Benches. In particular, it is a pleasure to follow my right hon. Friend the Chancellor at the end of a year in which he...
  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Grand Challenges: International Collaboration 20 Apr 2021

    What diplomatic steps he is taking to encourage international collaboration to tackle the UK Government’s grand challenges.
  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Grand Challenges: International Collaboration 20 Apr 2021

    Through my work with the Prime Minister’s taskforce on innovation, growth and regulatory reform, we are looking at how we can make Brexit a real opportunity for the UK as a global science and innovation superpower to better integrate our aid and trade and to boost R&D investment, inward investment, exports and sustainable global development. Does the Minister agree that, to help developing...

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Conservative MP for Mid Norfolk

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

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Topics of interest

George Freeman campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Home Department
  • Education
  • Common Land
  • Power Stations: Offshore Industry
  • Public Houses
  • Poultry: EU Law
  • Stamp Duty Reserve Tax

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (Department for Transport) (26 Jul 2019 to 13 Feb 2020)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (15 Jul 2014 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health (15 Jul 2014 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • Member, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 29 Nov 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from The Big Tent Ideas Festival, a not-for-profit non-party foundation for the renewal of mainstream political engagement. Address of payer: c/o The Raingods Ltd, 76 Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PD.
1 August 2020, received £5,000 for communications advice. Hours: 100 hrs over one year. (Registered 15 October 2020; updated 06 November 2020)
1 June 2020, received £5,000 for technology consulting from Aerosol Shield Ltd, a group of clinicians and medical technology specialists working on the problem of cross contamination during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Address of payer: The Bizzinn, Birmingham Research Park, 97 Vincent Drive, Birmingham B15 2SQ. Hours: 23 hrs over two months. (Registered 15 October 2020; updated 06 November 2020)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Dawn Middleton
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Sofa, as a wedding gift, value £448.95

Date received: 16 November 2020

Date accepted: 16 November 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 February 2021)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
From 24 December 2020, Regeneration Advisory Ltd, a specialist regeneration consultancy for supporting local regeneration projects. (Registered 11 February 2021)
From 6 January 2021, Reform for Resilience Ltd, a company limited by guarantee set up by the not-for-profit Reform for Resilience Commission. (Registered 11 February 2021; updated 17 February 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
Director (unpaid) of The Norfolk Way, a non-profit social enterprise. (Registered 02 February 2018)
From 1 April 2020, Trustee (unpaid), and between 1 October 2020 and 12 November 2020, Chair (unpaid), of the Big Tent Foundation, a not-for-profit non-party foundation for the renewal of mainstream political engagement; formerly the Capital Ideas Foundation Ltd, of which I was the Board Chairman/Director (unpaid) between 16 August 2017 and 7 September 2019. (Registered 02 February 2018; updated 17 February 2021)
From 24 December 2020, Director (unpaid) of Regeneration Advisory Ltd. (Registered 11 February 2021)
From 6 January 2021, Director (unpaid) of Reform for Resilience Ltd. (Registered 11 February 2021; updated 17 February 2021)
From 1 November 2018, Chair (unpaid) of Bridge of Hope, a not-for-profit project, set up by the Racing Foundation and RESUME Foundation, to help the marginalised gain a job in the horseracing industry. (Registered 17 February 2021)

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