David Morris

Conservative MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale

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David Morris’s voting in Parliament

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

However, David Morris sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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Recent appearances

  • Eden Project North 10 Feb 2021

    I am delighted to be able to open this Adjournment debate on an issue that is close to my heart and, indeed, to the hearts of many in the north of England, and certainly my constituents. I wish to focus attention on how to persuade the Government to help us get the Eden Project in Morecambe. We all know that we face multiple challenges coming out of this pandemic—the most difficult of times...
  • UK Space Industry 4 Feb 2021

    May I declare an interest as the chairman of the parliamentary space committee? As I am sure you can appreciate, Madam Deputy Speaker, three minutes is not long enough to go through everything that the space industry has to offer at this moment in time—a lot is going on in the space industry. The space sector in the UK is a growing sector that has seen a 60% growth in turnover since 2010....
  • Covid-19 Update 2 Feb 2021

    There have been scare stories in Lancashire about vaccines being diverted to elsewhere in the country, causing a shortage and perpetuating further urban myths. Will the Secretary of State assure me and the House that my constituents will be covered, that vaccines are not being redirected to other regions of the UK, and that Lancashire will continue to receive the required proportions in the...

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Conservative MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale

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

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Topics of interest

  • Communities and Local Government
  • Transport
  • Health
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Morecambe
  • Bovine Tuberculosis
  • Morecambe and Lunesdale: Funding
  • Vat
  • West Coast Railway Line

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (20 Jan 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (3 Dec 2012 to 24 Nov 2014)
  • Member, Administration Committee (3 Dec 2012 to 10 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (12 Jul 2010 to 27 Feb 2012)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 15 Feb 2021.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Mark Hilton
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,500

Date received: 21 October 2019

Date accepted: 21 October 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 25 February 2020)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Satellite Applications Catapult Ltd
Address of donor: Electron Building, Fermi Ave, Didcot OX11 0QR

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation and transport within the US, total value £6,600

Destination of visit: Denver, Colorado and Florida

Dates of visit: 3 to 8 February 2020

Purpose of visit: To experience the launch of Solar Orbiter and advance MPs’ understanding of the USA’s space programme and UK space policy topics; also to visit NASA, US Space Force and UK space companies’ US operations.

(Registered 25 February 2020)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Shop premises in Greater Manchester: (i) and (ii).
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Emma Morris, as Senior Parliamentary Assistant. (Registered 16 March 2017; updated 18 August 2020)

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