Stephen Barclay

The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

Conservative MP for North East Cambridgeshire


Stephen Barclay’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Stephen Barclay sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

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Stephen Barclay has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee 16 Oct 2019

    Exiting the European Union: The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal. 10:00 am; The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
    Witnesses: Rt Hon. Stephen Barclay MP, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit 2 Oct 2019

    The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union on 31 October 2019. We want to leave with a deal. One of the most important elements of this deal will be the agreement of a new Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland in place of the previous Protocol (known as the backstop) which this Government is committed to replacing. The Prime Minister wrote to Donald Tusk on 19 August 2019 setting out...
  • Exiting the European Union: Supply of Medicines: No Deal 5 Sep 2019

    The Department of Health and Social Care has assessed and contacted 448 suppliers of medicine and has regular and detailed conversations with the industry.

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Conservative MP for North East Cambridgeshire

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

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Topics of interest

Stephen Barclay campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Home Office
  • Defence
  • Treasury
  • Departmental Procurement
  • Radicalism
  • Departmental Expenditure
  • Senior Civil Servants
  • Departmental Dismissal

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (since 16 Nov 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care) (9 Jan 2018 to 16 Nov 2018)
  • The Economic Secretary to the Treasury (14 Jun 2017 to 9 Jan 2018)
  • Government Whip (17 Jul 2016 to 14 Jun 2017)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (13 May 2015 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 23 Jun 2014)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 32 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Stephen Barclay’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very low number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 83.63% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 324 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 2019.


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