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:

  • Bob Blackman generally voted against culling badgers to tackle bovine tuberculosis, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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 quite often rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Care Homes: Coronavirus 6 Aug 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the covid-19 testing of asymptomatic people to residents and staff in (a) extra care facilities, (b) retirement villages and (c) other housing-with-care facilities.
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Rare Diseases: Drugs 3 Aug 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of medicine assessments conducted by NICE (a) were for medicines for rare diseases since the start of the highly specialised technologies appraisal process in 2013; how many medicines for rare diseases were approved by NICE as a proportion of total approvals since 2013; and how many medicines have been...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Act 1983 24 Jul 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to reform the Mental Health Act 1983; and whether he plans to make provisions on children's mental health services a central part of those legislative proposals.

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Profile

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

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Health
  • Smoking
  • Tobacco
  • Tobacco: Smuggling
  • Palestinians
  • Iran

Currently held offices

  • Member, Housing, Communities and Local Government 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, Housing, Communities and Local Government 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, Housing, Communities and Local Government 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, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA, for opinion surveys:
18 January 2019, received £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 12 August 2019)
29 March 2019, received £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 12 August 2019)
16 May 2019, received £150. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 12 August 2019)
26 July 2019, received £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 12 August 2019)
27 August 2019, received £150 for surveys in May and June 2019. Hours: approx. 1 hr in total. (Registered 10 September 2019)
25 October 2019, received £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 31 October 2019)
15 November 2019, received £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 20 December 2019)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC17 8RT, for opinion surveys:
15 January 2019, received £70. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 24 July 2019)
7 February 2019, received £30. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 24 July 2019)
2 April 2019, received £50. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 24 July 2019)
13 May 2019, received £60. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 24 July 2019)
24 June 2019, received £80. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 24 July 2019)
22 July 2019, received £80. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 24 July 2019)
16 August 2019, received £40. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 19 August 2019)
23 October 2019, received £60. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 24 October 2019)
9 December 2019, received £60. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 20 December 2019)
9 December 2019, received £100. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 20 December 2019)
20 February 2020, received £110. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 24 February 2020)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for opinion surveys:
8 August 2019, received £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 12 August 2019)
17 February 2020, received £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 24 February 2020)
Payments from Populus, Northburgh House, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT, for opinion surveys:
14 November 2019, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 20 December 2019)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Philip Harris, Baron Harris of Peckham
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: United and Cecil Club
Address of donor: Abbatt Group, New Penderel House 283-287, High Holborn, London WC1 7HF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,500

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 10 January 2020; updated 11 February 2020)
Name of donor: The Red House (Ashtead) Ltd
Address of donor: 10 Orchard Drive, Blackheath, London SE3 0QP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: company, registration 03187173

(Registered 15 January 2020)
Name of donor: Area Properties Ltd
Address of donor: 209 Headstone, Harrow HA2 6ND

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: company, registration 00462299

(Registered 15 January 2020)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Football Association
Address of donor: PO Box 1966, London SW1P 9EQ

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets (£75 each) with hospitality (£135 per person) to watch England versus Bulgaria at Wembley Stadium, total value £420

Date received: 7 September 2019

Date accepted: 7 September 2019

Donor status: company, registration 00077797

(Registered 11 September 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Hadi Saidi
Address of donor: private

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Transport and accommodation for my wife and myself, total value £1,647

Destination of visit: Tirana/Ashraf, Albania

Dates of visit: 12-14 July 2019

Purpose of visit: Attending a conference on Iran.

(Registered 26 July 2019)
Name of donor: Conservative Friends of Bangladesh
Address of donor: 104 High St, London Colney AL2 1QL

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): International flights £600, domestic flights £80, accommodation £400; total £1,080

Destination of visit: Bangladesh

Dates of visit: 13-20 September 2019

Purpose of visit: Social Action Project arranged by Conservative Friends of Bangladesh.

(Registered 31 October 2019)
Name of donor: Milli Majlis
Address of donor: Parliament Avenue, 1, Republic of Azerbaijan, Baku City, AZ1152

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights and accommodation, with a total value of £2,297.68

Destination of visit: Baku

Dates of visit: 6-11 February 2020

Purpose of visit: Election Observation.

(Registered 16 March 2020)
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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