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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:
Bob Blackman voted for investigations into the Iraq war; comparable Conservative MPs almost always voted against. Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016. Conservative, 1 votes, in 2016
Bob Blackman almost always voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex; comparable Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, 1 absence, between 2013–2019. Conservative, 12 votes, between 2013–2019
Bob Blackman generally voted against culling badgers to tackle bovine tuberculosis; comparable Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 2 absences, between 2013–2014. Conservative, 4 votes, between 2012–2014
We have lots more plain English analysis of Bob Blackman’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Bob Blackman’s full vote analysis page for more.
Bob Blackman has sometimes rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish the Government’s Vaccine Strategy.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether BTR developments will be affected by the Residential Property Developer Tax in the event that such developments are transferred or sold within a group for accounting purposes.
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Conservative MP for Harrow East
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Bob Blackman campaigned to leave the European Union
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Commonwealth and Development Office
- Department of Health
- Food: Advertising
- Tobacco: Smuggling
Currently held offices
- 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, 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: 29 Nov 2021.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: McDonald
's UK & Ireland
Address of donor: 11-59 High Road, East Finchley, London N2 8AW
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality to the FA Community Shield
, value £700
Date received: 7 August 2021
Date accepted: 7 August 2021
Donor status: company, registration 01002769
(Registered 16 August 2021)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) Lockheed Martin UK Ltd (2) CAE
Address of donor: (1) Cunard House, 15 Lower Regent Street, London SW1Y 4LR (2) Innovation Drive, Burgess Hill RH15 9TW
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) domestic transport and meals for me and a member of staff to the value of £264 (2) domestic transport and meals for me and a member of staff to the value of £264
Destination of visit: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dates of visit: 28 September - 1 October 2021
Purpose of visit: Parliamentary delegation with the All Party Parliamentary Group
for the Armed Forces
to meet current politicians from Bosnia and Herzegovina and to learn about the Bosnian War
(Registered 02 November 2021)
Name of donor: Milli Majlis (National Assembly)
Address of donor: Parliament Avenue, 1, Republic of Azerbaijan, Baku City, AZ1152
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): For me and a member of staff, flights, accommodation, meals and transport, total value £2,006
Destination of visit: Baku, Azerbaijan
Dates of visit: 9-13 November 2021
Purpose of visit: As Chairman of the APPG for Azerbaijan, I took a delegation to meet political and parliamentary figures, President Ilham Aliyev, HM Ambassador and business representatives, and visit lands affected by the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.
(Registered 24 November 2021)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
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