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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Bob Stewart’s voting in Parliament

Bob Stewart is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Bob Stewart sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Bob Stewart voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Bob Stewart’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Bob Stewart’s full vote analysis page for more.

Bob Stewart has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Intelligence and Security Committee: Russia Report 22 Jul 2020

    It comes as no surprise to me that the Russian state seeks to infiltrate and influence so many aspects of our society, but I am particularly worried by Russian cyber-activity, especially attempts to steal our secrets, intellectual property and new technologies. I know that, in recent years, more resources have been given to the security and intelligence services, particularly GCHQ and the...
  • Windrush Lessons Learned Review 21 Jul 2020

    I remind the House of how many members of the Windrush generation and their children joined the armed forces. I served with a great number of them and I thought they were superb. Will the Home Secretary endorse that comment?
  • BBC 21 Jul 2020

    It has been some years since many BBC operations moved out of London to Salford Quays. What is my right hon. Friend’s assessment of the value for money of that move and how effective it has been in taking the BBC out into the provinces?

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Conservative MP for Beckenham

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

Bob Stewart campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Education
  • Home Department
  • Iran: Tanks
  • Syria
  • Academies
  • Social Security Benefits: Dementia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Politics and Government

Currently held offices

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (since 11 May 2020)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (16 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (21 Nov 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (8 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Defence Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (12 Jul 2010 to 3 Nov 2014)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (12 Jul 2010 to 3 Nov 2014)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (12 Jul 2010 to 3 Nov 2014)
  • Member, Defence Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 2020.

9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Claire Podbielski-Stewart, as part-time Senior Parliamentary Assistant. (Registered 15 May 2015)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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