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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.
This is a random selection of Michelle Donelan’s votes.
Consistently voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2015–2020.
Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
3 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2016–2020.
Voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2016–2020.
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2016.
Generally voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
1 vote for, 9 votes against, 3 absences, between 2016–2022.
Generally voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
24 votes for, 3 votes against, 6 absences, between 2015–2022.
Last updated: 14 Mar 2022.
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Michelle Donelan has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support her Department provides to benefit claimants who (a) are suffering from Encephalitis and (b) have limited capacity for work.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to provide minimum service levels on railways during periods of industrial action.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to help support community pharmacists.
More of Michelle Donelan’s recent appearances
Conservative MP for Chippenham
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Michelle Donelan campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department of Health
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Department for Transport
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Home Office
- Refugees: Children
- Electric Vehicles
- *No heading*
- Colorectal Cancer
Currently held offices
- The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (since 6 Sep 2022)
- Member, Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill Committee (since 7 Sep 2021)
Other offices held in the past
- The Secretary of State for Education (5 Jul 2022 to 7 Jul 2022)
- Minister of State (Department for Education) (Higher and Further Education) (15 Sep 2021 to 5 Jul 2022)
- 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)
- The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury (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)
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