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Iain Stewart’s voting in Parliament
Iain Stewart 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 Iain Stewart’s votes, where they voted similarly to their party.
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, between 2011–2016.
Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2010–2019.
Consistently voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
16 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2012–2018.
Generally voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
6 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2020.
Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
7 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 abstention, between 2011–2016.
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2010–2020.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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We have introduced the Turing Scheme, a UK-wide programme that will support students who wish to take up opportunities for education and training in over 150 destinations around the world. Scottish universities are on course to receive more than £8.2 million support under the scheme.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy works closely with the Scottish Government and other devolved administrations on the implementation of the Hydrogen Strategy, and will continue to do so.
The recent drug deaths in Scotland are an absolute tragedy. The majority of the levers to tackle drug misuse are devolved to the Scottish Government, including health, education, housing and the criminal justice system. We are keen to work with the Scottish Government to tackle this tragic issue and to share lessons throughout the United Kingdom.
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Conservative MP for Milton Keynes South
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Iain Stewart campaigned to leave the European Union
- Department for Transport
- Department for Business
- Innovation and Skills
- HM Treasury
- Department of Health
- Schools: Snow and Ice
- Funeral Payments
- Students: Loans
Currently held offices
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (since 2 Jun 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Committee of Selection (15 Jan 2020 to 22 Jun 2020)
- Government Whip (17 Dec 2019 to 2 Jun 2020)
- Member, Committee of Selection (4 Sep 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Assistant Whip (26 Jul 2018 to 17 Dec 2019)
- Member, Transport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 5 Nov 2018)
- Member, Transport Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Transport Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 4 Nov 2013)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 4 Oct 2021.
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
From 4 May 2013, shareholding in SuitLink Ltd, an on-line social media company. The company is now dormant. (Registered 07 May 2013; updated 14 January 2015)
From 3 July 2020, a Member of the Milton Keynes Towns Fund Board. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 08 July 2020)
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