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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.
This is a random selection of George Freeman’s votes.
Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
12 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2013–2016.
Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
13 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2011–2020.
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2010–2017.
Almost always voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
8 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2021.
Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
19 votes for, 5 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2019.
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2020.
Last updated: 25 Jan 2021.
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George Freeman has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
I had looked forward to being in the box, but as they say, them’s the breaks. I take the opportunity to thank the Secretary of State, my private office and the team in the Department for their support in the past year. Does the Secretary of State agree that whoever wins this fabulous festival of talent, it is essential that we put science, technology and innovation at the very heart of our...
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Around £100m from the BEIS International Climate Finance budget in 2022-23 has been identified to be handed back to HM Treasury.
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Conservative MP for Mid Norfolk
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
George Freeman campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Innovation and Skills
- Home Department
- Common Land
- Bats: Nature Conservation
- Police and Crime Commissioners
- Excise Duties: Fuels
- UK Research Councils: Finance
Other offices held in the past
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (17 Sep 2021 to 7 Jul 2022)
- 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, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 29 Nov 2010)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 8 Aug 2022.
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 until 2 November 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 and 10 November 2021)
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 6 January 2021 until 2 November 2021, Director (unpaid) of Reform for Resilience Ltd. (Registered 11 February 2021; updated 17 February 2021 and 10 November 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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