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George Freeman

Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Conservative MP for Mid Norfolk


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

Recent appearances

  • All-lane Running Motorways 22 Jan 2020

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship for the first time, Mr Paisley. I am standing in for the Roads Minister, Baroness Vere, who will be watching the debate closely, and I will meet her afterwards. Let me congratulate and thank the hon. Member for Rotherham (Sarah Champion) for raising this issue. I agree that it merits a bigger debate. The participation of colleagues across the...
  • All-lane Running Motorways 22 Jan 2020

    That is one of the precise questions that the Secretary of State is looking at. I do not want to pre-empt that work, but I absolutely accept the hon. Gentleman’s reason for asking that important question. Highways England is constantly monitoring, and it has introduced a number of measures. This is ongoing work. It is not something we think is done and dusted; it is live as we speak. The...
  • All-lane Running Motorways 22 Jan 2020

    I understand. I am setting the context, because I think there is quite a lot of public misunderstanding about what smart motorways are. I am short of time and I am keen to get to the end of my speech if I can. The conversion of the hard shoulder to a running lane is a key feature of capacity management, and we avoid having to build more motorways when we can increase the capacity of existing...

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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
  • Home Department
  • Education
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Common Land
  • Digital Broadcasting: Radio
  • Stamp Duty Reserve Tax
  • Poultry: EU Law
  • Churches: Bats

Currently held offices

  • Minister of State (Department for Transport) (since 26 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


Please note that numbers do not measure quality. Also, representatives may do other things not currently covered by this site. More about this

  • Has spoken in 19 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all George Freeman’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 100.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 80 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on George Freeman’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 359 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
25 September 2018, received £150 from the BBC, Radio and Music Production, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR, for appearing on Any Questions on 21 September 2018. Hours: approx. 3 hrs. (Registered 21 November 2018)
25 October 2018, received delivery of eight bottles of wine with a value of £178 from Tyzack Partners (international executive search firm), 33 St James’s Square, London SW1Y 4JS, for speaking at a dinner sponsored by Tyzack at the Carlton Club on 18 October 2018. Hours: approx. 3 hrs. (Registered 21 November 2018)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: British Horseracing Authority
Address of donor: 75 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LS

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality to the Cheltenham Gold Cup Final Day, total value £320

Date received: 16 March 2018

Date accepted: 16 March 2018

Donor status: company, registration 02813358

(Registered 19 December 2018)
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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