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Chris Heaton-Harris’s voting in Parliament
Chris Heaton-Harris 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 Chris Heaton-Harris’s votes.
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
15 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2012–2018.
Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
11 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2010–2020.
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2016.
Almost always voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
1 vote for, 16 votes against, 4 absences, between 2016–2022.
Consistently voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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Some retained EU law in the scope of the sunset is required to continue to operate UKG’s international obligations, including the Trade and Co-operation Agreement, the Withdrawal Agreement, and the Northern Ireland Protocol. The Government will take the necessary action to safeguard the substance of any retained EU law and legal effects required to operate international obligations within...
A response was drafted by the Northern Ireland Office following receipt of the formal communication from the United Nations Special Rapporteurs in July 2022. Following a delay due to an administrative error, this will be issued shortly by the responsible department (the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office). We will be apologising for this administrative error and delay.
The absence of Northern Ireland Assembly business is causing unnecessary delays in the introduction of this life-saving legislation. It is one example of the devastating backlog of legislation that has been allowed to build up over the past 11 months without an Assembly. I urge the Northern Ireland parties to come back to the Executive, get back to work and take these decisions in the...
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Conservative MP for Daventry
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Chris Heaton-Harris campaigned to leave the European Union
- Energy and Climate Change
- Home Department
- Department of Health
- Communities and Local Government
- Wind Power
- Wind Power: Noise
- Wind Power: Planning Permission
- Covent Garden Market Authority
- Northampton Hospital
Currently held offices
- The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (since 6 Sep 2022)
Other offices held in the past
- Chief Whip (8 Feb 2022 to 6 Sep 2022)
- Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (19 Dec 2021 to 8 Feb 2022)
- Minister of State (Department for Transport) (25 Jul 2019 to 19 Dec 2021)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (9 Jul 2018 to 3 Apr 2019)
- Member, Committee of Selection (11 Jan 2018 to 5 Sep 2018)
- Comptroller (HM Household) (Whip, House of Commons) (9 Jan 2018 to 9 Jul 2018)
- The Vice-Chamberlain of HM Household (15 Jun 2017 to 9 Jan 2018)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (17 Jul 2016 to 15 Jun 2017)
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 23 Jan 2023.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: Betting and Gaming Council
Address of donor: 1st Floor, 90 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1EV
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality, used by members of my staff, for an Ed Sheeran
concert, value £1,370
Date received: 29 June 2022
Date accepted: 29 June 2022
Donor status: company, registration 12213577
(Registered 20 July 2022)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Jamaica Tourist Board
Address of donor: 1-2 Prince Consort Rd, London SW7 2BZ
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights and accommodation for me and a guest, value £3,950
Destination of visit: Kingston and St Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica
Dates of visit: 1-8 August 2022
Purpose of visit: Lords and Commons Cricket delegation for the 60th Anniversary of Jamaican Independence, including UK High Commission event with ministers and parliamentarians and presenting a donation to the BREDS Cricket Academy.
(Registered 05 September 2022)
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