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Matthew Offord’s voting in Parliament
Matthew Offord is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a selection of Matthew Offord’s votes.
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
30 votes for, 72 votes against, 7 absences, between 2011–2020.
Almost always voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2019.
Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, in 2013.
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2010–2017.
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2020.
Last updated: 29 Sep 2020.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on post offices of the decision to award the commercial contract for accepting welfare payments to other parts of the financial sector.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress his Department has made on establishing pilot schemes for teacher sabbaticals.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate his Department has made of the average cost of a funeral.
More of Matthew Offord’s recent appearances
Conservative MP for Hendon
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Matthew Offord campaigned to leave the European Union
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Office
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Middle East
- Iran: Nuclear Power
- Marine Conservation Zones
- Buildings: Insulation
Currently held offices
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Able Marine Energy Park Development Consent Order 2014 Committee (11 Jun 2014 to 30 Oct 2014)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (3 Dec 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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