Michelle Donelan

Minister of State (Department for Education) (Higher and Further Education)

Conservative MP for Chippenham

@michelledonelan https://facebook.com/MichelleDonelanChippenham

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected in their voting record.

Show more detail
11th May to 2nd June 2020

All MPs could vote remotely through an online voting tool. Votes cast remotely are shown as normal on the TheyWorkForYou voting record.

2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

If an MP votes by proxy, it is effectively exactly the same as if they cast the vote in person and it shows up on their TheyWorkForYou voting record.

MPs are not required to designate a proxy, and may instead pair with an opposing MP to miss a vote. Parliament does not record when two MPs have come to a pairing arrangement, so on TheyWorkForYou, they will both appear to have been absent for the vote.

We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.

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.

This is a random selection of Michelle Donelan’s votes, where they voted similarly to their party.

Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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 hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Department for Education: Local Government Finance 22 Oct 2021

    The department is currently collating 2020-21 grant award data which we expect to be available in the new year following accuracy and completeness checks. The data is due to be published by Cabinet Office in March 2022 but may not contain the recipient category. The 2019-20 scheme and award grant data is available on the link below in the DfE sheet. The 2019-20 scheme data does not contain...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Finance 22 Oct 2021

    The government has a longstanding and proud tradition of providing a safe haven to those who have no choice but to leave their home country because of endangerment to their lives or to those of their families. Student support for higher education courses is available to persons granted international protection by the Home Office, including those recognised as refugees or who have been granted...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Overseas Students 22 Oct 2021

    The department publishes annual experimental statistics on UK revenue from education related exports and transnational education activity. The latest release, published in December 2020, estimated total UK revenue from education related exports and transnational activity in 2018 to be £23.3 billion, of which £16 billion (69%) of the total value came from higher education activity. The...

More of Michelle Donelan’s recent appearances

RSS feed (?)


Conservative MP for Chippenham

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

Social Media


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
  • Department for Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Fracking
  • Refugees: Children
  • Obesity: Children
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Electric Vehicles

Currently held offices

  • Minister of State (Department for Education) (Higher and Further Education) (since 15 Sep 2021)
  • Member, Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill Committee (since 7 Sep 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (Education) (13 Feb 2020 to 15 Sep 2021)
  • 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: 18 Oct 2021.


View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

More about the register

Note for journalists and researchers: The data on this page may be used freely, on condition that TheyWorkForYou.com is cited as the source.

This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.

Profile photo: © Parliament (CC-BY 3.0)