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Justin Tomlinson’s voting in Parliament
Justin Tomlinson 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 Justin Tomlinson’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.
Generally voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
1 vote for, 5 votes against, 1 absence, between 2013–2022.
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, 3 absences, between 2016–2022.
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2010–2017.
Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, between 2011–2016.
Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
55 votes for, 2 votes against, 7 absences, between 2012–2022.
Last updated: 22 Mar 2022.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the removal of vehicle or operator taxi signage on trends in the levels of unlicensed taxi operators active on UK streets.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to help make school uniforms more affordable.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to recruit adequate numbers of computing teachers in schools.
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Conservative MP for North Swindon
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Justin Tomlinson campaigned to leave the European Union
- Department for Education
- Home Department
- Department for Transport
- Innovation and Skills
- Human Trafficking
- Financial Services: Education
- Housing: Construction
- Schools: Finance
- Income Tax
Other offices held in the past
- The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (4 Apr 2019 to 16 Sep 2021)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (9 Jul 2018 to 4 Apr 2019)
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (4 Jun 2018 to 26 Nov 2018)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People) (8 May 2015 to 17 Jul 2016)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (12 Nov 2012 to 8 Sep 2014)
- Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (6 Dec 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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