Michelle Donelan

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

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

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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: Staff 26 May 2022

    I refer the hon. Member for Brighton, Kemptown to the answer I gave on 17 May 2022 to Question 434. The department’s staff are spending plenty of time in the office working together, building professional connections and promoting innovation, but we are also giving flexibility where that helps people work more effectively. That’s why on 27 April 2022, the department asked its staff to...
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Education: Higher Education and Skills in Local Communities 25 May 2022

    Today I am announcing a national programme which will be delivered by The Open University. The Open University will partner with 10-12 further education (FE) providers in England to support the delivery of high quality level 4 and 5 courses in areas where there is currently limited provision. As a government we are working to level up the country, and access to high quality education at...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Loans 24 May 2022

    The government has not yet decided on what interest rates will be applied to student loans from September 2022. The department will be considering all options over the coming months and will confirm in due course the rates to apply from 1 September. Changes to student loan interest rates will not increase monthly student loan repayments. Monthly repayments are calculated as a fixed percentage...

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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
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  • Obesity: Children
  • 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: 16 May 2022.


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