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Mike Freer’s voting in Parliament
Mike Freer 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 Mike Freer’s votes, where they voted similarly to their party.
Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
15 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2012–2018.
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.
Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
12 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2013–2016.
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
34 votes for, 67 votes against, 6 absences, between 2011–2020.
Almost always voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, between 2011–2016.
Almost always voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2016.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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Mike Freer has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
I thank the hon. Member for Erith and Thamesmead (Abena Oppong-Asare) for securing this debate. I was keen to respond to it for the equalities team, because in my time in public life I have taken a long interest in working on equalities—not always on this area, but it is one that I want to pay attention to. I also thank colleagues who have come along to support or intervened to make...
The hon. Lady tempts me outside my portfolio. I cannot give spending commitments; the Chancellor might have a view on that, and my ministerial career might be cut very short. It has been six weeks so far, and I would like it to go on a little bit longer. However, I will ensure that my officials take away what the hon. Lady has said and provide her with a full response. I cannot promise that...
I thank the hon. Lady and I will ensure that my ministerial colleague gets that message. I cannot commit anything into her diary, tempting though that is to ensure that she looks at this. We are continuing to encourage and cajole forces to take the College of Policing’s domestic abuse matters training, which includes specific training on the different impacts of domestic abuse on black and...
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Conservative MP for Finchley and Golders Green
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Mike Freer campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Departmental Billing
- Sick Leave
- Press: Subscriptions
Currently held offices
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade) (since 16 Sep 2021)
- Member, Committee of Selection (since 15 Jan 2020)
- Assistant Whip (since 15 Jun 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Comptroller (HM Household) (Whip, House of Commons) (17 Dec 2019 to 16 Sep 2021)
- Government Whip (26 Jul 2018 to 1 Jul 2019)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (15 Jun 2017 to 26 Jul 2018)
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (10 Jun 2013 to 4 Nov 2013)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (29 Nov 2010 to 4 Feb 2013)
- Member, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 23 May 2011)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 18 Oct 2021.
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
A house in Finchley, Barnet, owned jointly with my husband: (i) and (ii). (Updated 07 June 2015 and 27 January 2020)
A house in south west France, owned jointly with my husband: (i) and (ii). (Updated 07 June 2015 and 27 January 2020)
From December 2017, a flat in Hackney, owned jointly with my husband: (i) and (ii). (Registered 10 January 2020)
On 16 December 2020, Martyn Gerrard Estate Agents provided in-kind sponsorship for my Christmas Card
competition, value £1,245. (Registered 25 January 2021)
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