David Rutley

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Conservative MP for Macclesfield

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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David Rutley’s voting in Parliament

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

However, David Rutley sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Food Poverty: Pupils 4 Oct 2021

    We have not made an assessment of this kind. Issues of food insecurity amongst school children fall within the remit of the Department for Education so assessments such as this would be their responsibility.
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit 4 Oct 2021

    We take the issue of food insecurity seriously, which is why we added internationally used food security questions to the Family Resources Survey in 2019/20 and published the data in March this year. These questions remain in the survey and will allow us to track food security over time. In April this year we increased the value of Healthy Start Food Vouchers from £3.10 to £4.25, helping...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Health and Social Care Levy 1 Oct 2021

    From April 2022 a National Insurance increase of 1.25 percentage points would only impact on earnings above around £800 a month. The lowest earners would not be affected. Universal Credit and, where appropriate other benefits, normally take account of net earnings in determining the amount of benefit. A change in National Insurance contributions paid will impact net earnings and therefore...

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Conservative MP for Macclesfield

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

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Topics of interest

David Rutley campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Treasury
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Transport
  • Justice
  • Home Department
  • Local Government: Scotland
  • Business: Investment
  • Red Tape
  • Road Safety: Pedestrians
  • Government Debt

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (since 17 Sep 2021)
  • Member, National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee (since 16 Jun 2021)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (since 15 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Elections Bill Committee (15 Sep 2021 to 21 Sep 2021)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (22 May 2018 to 19 Jul 2018)
  • Government Whip (15 Jun 2017 to 17 Sep 2021)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 29 Nov 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Oct 2021.


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