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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:

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

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 sometimes rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Transport: Hydrogen Vehicles 2 Jul 2020

    Whether the transport decarbonisation plan will support the UK to become a world leader in hydrogen technology.
  • Transport: Hydrogen Vehicles 2 Jul 2020

    I thank the Minister and the Secretary of State for the work that they are doing, in particular, on the transport decarbonisation plan that he and I started together. Does the Minister agree that to make the post-covid recovery a real catalyst both for levelling up and sustainable growth, an industrial strategy for hydrogen fuel with four, five or six green hydrogen transport hubs, from...
  • Economic Update 17 Mar 2020

    I congratulate and thank the Chancellor on behalf of the people in Mid Norfolk for a coherent and comprehensive package, in particular the support on rates and mortgages. In my rural and quite fragile economy, it is the pubs, the high streets, the small businesses, tourism and farming, and food processing that are the backbone of the economy. May I press him on the insurance point? The...

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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
  • Education
  • Home Department
  • Common Land
  • UK Research Councils: Finance
  • Digital Broadcasting: Radio
  • Excise Duties: Fuels
  • 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: 20 Jul 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
4 September 2019, received £1,000 plus expenses from The Big Tent Ideas Festival, for setting up this 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. Hours: approx 200 hours in total over two years. (Registered 06 April 2020)
8. Miscellaneous
Director (unpaid) of The Norfolk Way, a non-profit social enterprise. (Registered 02 February 2018)
From 16 August 2016, Chairman (unpaid) of the Board of the Capital Ideas Foundation Ltd, a non-profit company. (Registered 02 February 2018)

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