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Gordon Henderson is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
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On that point, I accept that only a very small percentage of people get involved in planning decisions at the planning stage, but the Minister will find, if he looks through the results of the last local elections in Kent, that they came out in their thousands to vote for the Green party against the Conservatives because of planning issues.
I am grateful because this is a very important point that I hope the Minister will take on. I accept what he says, and he recognises the problem of London boroughs buying properties in areas such as mine. The boroughs pay for those properties and they pay the rent of the people they place there, but what they do not have to do, which they should, is fund the social services and education...
I beg to move, That this House has considered housing in Sittingbourne and Sheppey. In a Westminster Hall debate, back in November 2016—I cannot remember who was in the Chair—I pointed out that Kent was being asked to take more than its fair share of the country’s new house building, and that unprecedented housing growth had put great pressure on our local infrastructure and services,...
Conservative MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Gordon Henderson campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 13 Dec 2021.