Michelle Donelan

Minister of State (Education)

Conservative MP for Chippenham

@michelledonelan https://facebook.com/MichelleDonelanChippenham

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Michelle Donelan’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Michelle Donelan sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Michelle Donelan voted for requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Michelle Donelan voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Michelle Donelan’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Michelle Donelan’s full vote analysis page for more.

Michelle Donelan has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Education: Electronic Publishing 19 Nov 2020

    The government brought forward the zero rate of VAT on e-publications from December. The extension of the zero rate of VAT has been introduced to provide consistency in approach between certain physical and digital publications. This will make e-publications more affordable for schools and universities. The government keeps all taxes under review, including VAT. No assessment of the effect of...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Coronavirus 19 Nov 2020

    Higher education providers are autonomous organisations and are responsible for their own arrangements for in-house and contracted expertise to support their financial management. The Department for Education does not contract with accountancy and audit firms on behalf of providers. On 16 July my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education, announced arrangements for the Higher...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Housing 18 Nov 2020

    We are committed to ensuring students receive high-quality education. Higher education (HE) providers remain open and face-to-face teaching has continued throughout the period of national restrictions. We are only asking HE providers to move online by 9 December for the remainder of autumn term to enable students to return home prior to the winter break, safely following the national...

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Conservative MP for Chippenham

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Michelle Donelan campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department of Health
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department for Transport
  • Home Office
  • Fracking
  • Refugees: Children
  • *No heading*
  • HIV Infection: Drugs
  • Colorectal Cancer

Currently held offices

  • Minister of State (Education) (since 13 Feb 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education (4 Sep 2019 to 13 Feb 2020)
  • Government Whip (29 Jul 2019 to 13 Feb 2020)
  • Assistant Whip (26 Jul 2018 to 29 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Education Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 22 Oct 2018)
  • Member, Petitions Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Education, Skills and the Economy Sub-Committee (25 Nov 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Education Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 2020.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Bansols Beta Ltd
Address of donor: The Courtyard, Chapel Lane, Bodicote, Banbury OX15 4DB

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 to my association's campaign fund

Donor status: company, registration 02878404

(Registered 05 November 2019)
Name of donor: Simon Blagden
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 January 2020)
Name of donor: Simon Blagden
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 January 2020)
Name of donor: Andrew Fenwick
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 27 May 2020)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Bansols Beta Ltd
Address of donor: 12 North Bar, Banbury OX16 0TB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Pizzas supplied for a thank you party for election campaign volunteers, value £494.23

Date received: 22 February 2020

Date accepted: 22 February 2020

Donor status: company, registration 02878404

(Registered 27 May 2020)

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