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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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Michael Ellis’s voting in Parliament
Michael Ellis 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 Michael Ellis’s votes.
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2020.
Almost always voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
8 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2010–2021.
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, 17 votes against, 3 absences, between 2016–2022.
Consistently voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
16 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2012–2018.
Consistently voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011.
Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
13 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2013–2022.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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Michael Ellis has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
I rise to speak about the specific issue of the constitutionality and propriety of Labour’s motion in calling for, “a copy of the Treasury analysis related to the effect of the abolition of the non-domicile tax status on the public revenue.” The point I wish to make could equally be made were any other papers of Treasury analysis the subject of a request for disclosure in this way. It...
May I say that I miss her, too?
I rise to strongly support the Bill. It is clearly a non-political piece of legislation, as the royal message from His Majesty the King to Parliament made clear, and will ensure that he is ably supported in the discharge of his constitutional duties. As my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster said, the Bill follows long-established precedent. Her late Majesty the Queen,...
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Conservative MP for Northampton North
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Michael Ellis campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Home Department
- Culture Media and Sport
- Iran: Sanctions
- Middle East
- Embassies: Iran
Other offices held in the past
- The Attorney-General (6 Sep 2022 to 25 Oct 2022)
- Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Attends Cabinet) (8 Feb 2022 to 6 Sep 2022)
- Paymaster General (16 Sep 2021 to 6 Sep 2022)
- The Solicitor-General (10 Sep 2021 to 15 Sep 2021)
- The Attorney-General (3 Mar 2021 to 10 Sep 2021)
- The Solicitor-General (26 Jul 2019 to 3 Mar 2021)
- Minister of State (Department for Transport) (23 May 2019 to 26 Jul 2019)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (9 Jan 2018 to 23 May 2019)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (17 Jul 2016 to 9 Jan 2018)
- Deputy Leader of the House of Commons (17 Jul 2016 to 9 Jan 2018)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (13 Jul 2015 to 2 Nov 2015)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (13 Jul 2015 to 2 Nov 2015)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (14 Feb 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 23 Jan 2023.
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Arnold Estates Ltd. UK
Arnold Estates LLC
Properties Ltd. Property investment company. (Registered 27 May 2014)
Barrister (non-practising, except for government legal work for which no separate remuneration is received). (Registered 31 May 2010; updated 25 May 2021)
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