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Brandon Lewis is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Brandon Lewis sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Brandon Lewis’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Brandon Lewis’s full vote analysis page for more.
Today I am issuing a direction to the Department of Health, the Minister of Health, the Health and Social Care Board, and to the First and deputy First Minister, to commission and make abortion services available in Northern Ireland as soon as possible, and no later than 31 March 2022. I am also directing that there should be immediate support for interim services of early medical abortion,...
I was kind of waiting for the point at which the hon. Lady would actually stand up for the United Kingdom and the people of Northern Ireland in getting a solution. I remind her that she may want to think about joining the UK Government in making the point to the EU that it also has a responsibility—which it has previously accepted but needs to deliver on—in terms of the people of Northern...
My hon. Friend is absolutely right: we do want to take that approach. The reality is that in practice the outworkings of the protocol are having a detrimental effect. One of the key things in the opening part of the protocol itself is the determination that we would not disrupt the everyday lives of people in their communities. Regardless of people’s constitutional view of Northern Ireland,...
Conservative MP for Great Yarmouth
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Brandon Lewis campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 26 Jul 2021.