Steve Barclay

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Conservative MP for North East Cambridgeshire


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10th June 2020 onwards

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Steve Barclay’s voting in Parliament

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

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

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

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Treasury: Hospices: Finance 24 Feb 2021

    In 2020/21 we have made available an additional £280m to hospices in England as part of the COVID-19 response. Of this, £31m was funded by the Department for Health and Social Care from existing budgets (on which the devolved administrations have already received Barnett consequentials) and £249m was new funding confirmed at Supplementary Estimates 2020-21. The £249m new funding generated...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Property Development: Scotland 24 Feb 2021

    The Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government made an oral statement to the House of Commons on building safety on 10 February 2021. That statement announced plans to introduce a new tax for the UK residential property development sector in 2022, to ensure the largest developers make a fair contribution to cladding remediation costs. The tax will apply...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Buildings: Insulation 24 Feb 2021

    The Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government made an oral statement to the House of Commons on building safety on 10 February 2021. As set out in my answer of 22 February, the devolved administrations will receive additional funding through the Barnett formula at future fiscal events and spending reviews, except where new departmental spending is...

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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

Steve Barclay campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

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

Currently held offices

  • The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (since 13 Feb 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (16 Nov 2018 to 31 Jan 2020)
  • 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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 15 Feb 2021.


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