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Jonathan Lord’s voting in Parliament
Jonathan Lord 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 Jonathan Lord’s votes.
Consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
49 votes for, 0 votes against, 6 absences, between 2012–2021.
Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
13 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2011–2020.
Consistently voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011.
Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 15 votes against, between 2011–2016.
Almost always voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2010–2021.
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
29 votes for, 70 votes against, 14 absences, between 2011–2020.
Last updated: 25 Jan 2021.
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Jonathan Lord has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to deliver new and advanced nuclear power in the UK.
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent progress his Department has made on securing business investment in the UK.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the level of fraud and error in the welfare system.
More of Jonathan Lord’s recent appearances
Conservative MP for Woking
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Jonathan Lord campaigned to leave the European Union
- Department for Transport
- Department for Education
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Cabinet Office
- Ministry of Justice
- Railways: Woking
- Entry Clearances: Overseas Students
- Liver Diseases: Diagnosis
- General Practitioners: Woking
Currently held offices
- Member, Cultural Objects (Protection From Seizure) Bill Committee (since 9 Nov 2021)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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