Chris Heaton-Harris

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Conservative MP for Daventry


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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.

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Last updated: 25 Jan 2021. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Chris Heaton-Harris has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Yazidi Genocide — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] 8 Feb 2022

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I am grateful to the hon. Member for Argyll and Bute (Brendan O'Hara) for securing this debate in the time apportioned by the Backbench Business Committee. I pay tribute to his work as a member of the all-party parliamentary group for international freedom of religion or belief. The Minister for the Middle East, North Africa...
  • Yazidi Genocide — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] 8 Feb 2022

    I hope to cover that in the rest of my contribution, but if that is not the case, and the hon. Gentleman taps me on the shoulder afterwards, I will ensure that I write to all present in the Chamber. The Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government must ensure that religious minorities are protected and included in decision making that affects their lives. As part of that, we meet...
  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Armenia: Politics and Government 8 Feb 2022

    The UK Government will continue to champion and encourage the strengthening of democratic institutions in Armenia. We recognise the crucial work in this area of the Council of Europe and in particular Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, noting that recommendations will go to the Committee of Ministers in due course for appropriate review. During his phone call with Armenian...

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Conservative MP for Daventry

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

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Topics of interest

Chris Heaton-Harris campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Home Department
  • Justice
  • Department of Health
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Wind Power
  • Wind Power: Noise
  • Wind Power: Planning Permission
  • Covent Garden Market Authority
  • Learning Disability: Nurses

Currently held offices

  • Chief Whip (since 8 Feb 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)
  • Government Whip (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: 8 Aug 2022.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
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)

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