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Sheryll Murray’s voting in Parliament
Sheryll Murray 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 Sheryll Murray’s votes.
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, between 2011–2016.
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.
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.
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 a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
57 votes for, 3 votes against, 5 absences, between 2012–2022.
Generally voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
7 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2010–2020.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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Sheryll Murray has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Highways England is now looking at much-needed safety improvements along the A38 between Carkeel and Trerulefoot in my constituency. I welcome that, but what this road really needs is major improvements to help our economy and the economy of Cornwall to level up. Will the Minister commit to start looking at the options to make this a reality?
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve the condition of roads in England.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
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Conservative MP for South East Cornwall
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Sheryll Murray campaigned to leave the European Union
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Communities and Local Government
- Fisheries: White Fish
- Common Fisheries Policy
- Air Force: Cadets
- Merlin Helicopters
Currently held offices
- Member, Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill Committee (since 5 Jan 2022)
- Member, Animal (Penalty Notices) Bill Committee (since 1 Dec 2021)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (since 22 Jun 2020)
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill Select Committee (Commons) (5 Feb 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (5 Nov 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 3 Dec 2012)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 14 Nov 2022.
Name of donor: (1) Lockheed Martin UK Ltd (2) CAE
Address of donor: (1) Cunard House, 15 Lower Regent Street, London SW1Y 4LR (2) Innovation Drive, Burgess Hill RH15 9TW
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Domestic transport and subsistence for me and a member of staff, estimated value £387 (2) Domestic transport and subsistence for me and a member of staff, estimated value £387
Destination of visit: Monte Cassino
Dates of visit: 25-28 July 2022
Purpose of visit: APPG
Armed Forces study tour of military cemeteries and battlefields.
(Registered 23 August 2022)
Name of donor: HM Government of Gibraltar
Address of donor: 150 Strand, London WC2R 1JA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Airfare, accommodation, domestic transport and meals for me and member of staff with a value of £2,142
Destination of visit: Gibraltar
Dates of visit: 8-12 September 2022
Purpose of visit: Original purpose was a fact finding visit and to support Gibraltar on its National Day
(Registered 22 September 2022)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
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