Steve Barclay

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Conservative MP for North East Cambridgeshire


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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:

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

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: Government Departments: Procurement 24 Jul 2020

    The Government is currently reviewing the Green Book - the government’s core guidance on how to develop and appraise schemes against government objectives – to ensure it is consistent with the Government’s ambition to level-up opportunity across the United Kingdom. The economic case within the Green Book is concerned with social value. It requires all impacts – social, environmental,...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Employment: Disability 24 Jul 2020

    On 8 July 2020, the Chancellor announced the Plan for Jobs, a package of measures which will help people find work by significantly increasing help offered through Jobcentres and providing individualised advice through the National Careers Service. The Chancellor also announced the Kickstart Scheme, a £2bn fund to create hundreds of thousands of new, fully subsidised jobs for young people....
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Working Tax Credit 24 Jul 2020

    In response to the Covid-19 crisis, HMRC has changed the Working Tax Credit regulations so that any interruption or lowering of hours worked is treated as temporary for the duration of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. This allows claimants to remain on Working Tax Credit when entitlement would otherwise have ended. This is in addition to a wider package of welfare measures to support...

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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
  • Home Office
  • Defence
  • Treasury
  • Departmental Procurement
  • Radicalism
  • Departmental Expenditure
  • Departmental Dismissal
  • 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: 10 Aug 2020.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Ian Mukherjee
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £25,000

Date received: 1 November 2019

Date accepted: 1 November 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 December 2019)

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