Bob Blackman

Conservative MP for Harrow East

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Bob Blackman’s voting in Parliament

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

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

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Bob Blackman has sometimes rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 3 Mar 2023

    Supported Housing (Regulatory Oversight) Bill: Remaining Stages – Bob Blackman. Private Members' Bills
  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 24 Feb 2023

    Sale of Tobacco (Licensing) Bill: Second Reading – Bob Blackman. Private Members' Bills
  • Reform of Children’s Social Care 2 Feb 2023

    Being a children’s social worker is a challenging job. Identifying signs of abuse or the needs of a family are very difficult, so building a relationship over a long period of time is vital, but vulnerable children often live in chaotic households. They often move home, frequently between boroughs. It is vital that data is passed from one borough to another, but the relationship and...

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Conservative MP for Harrow East

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

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Expenses

Topics of interest

Bob Blackman campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Treasury
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Department of Health
  • Tobacco
  • Smoking
  • Food: Advertising
  • Tobacco: Smuggling
  • Abortion

Currently held offices

  • Member, Supported Housing (Regulatory Oversight) Bill Committee (since 14 Dec 2022)
  • Member, Social Housing (Regulation) Bill [HL] Committee (since 23 Nov 2022)
  • Member, Co-operatives, Mutuals and Friendly Societies Bill Committee (since 23 Nov 2022)
  • Member, Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill Committee (since 16 Nov 2022)
  • Member, Local Government (Disqualification) Bill Committee (since 24 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform Bill) Committee (3 Nov 2022 to 6 Nov 2022)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (13 Jun 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (13 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (13 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (30 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (10 Jun 2013 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (12 Jun 2012 to 25 Apr 2013)
  • Member, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Jan 2023.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Yonder, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT, for surveys:
27 January 2022, received £65. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 13 December 2022)
7 February 2022, received £65. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 13 December 2022)
11 February 2022, received £75. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 13 December 2022)
16 March 2022, received £75. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 13 December 2022)
4 April 2022, received £75. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 13 December 2022)
4 August 2022, received £75. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 13 December 2022)
17 August 2022, received £75. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 13 December 2022)
25 September 2022, received £75. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 13 December 2022)
28 October 2022, received £75. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 13 December 2022)
11 November 2022, received £75. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 13 December 2022)
23 November 2022, received £75. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 13 December 2022)
29 November 2022, received £75. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 13 December 2022)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Six buy-to-let properties in Welwyn Garden City owned jointly with my wife: (i) and (ii).
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Nicola Blackman, as Office Manager.

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