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: Students: Finance 28 Jul 2020

    The department publishes forecasts of higher education student numbers, student loan outlay and student loan repayments in England. The most recent publication, published in June 2019, covers financial years up to 2023-24 and academic years for the same period. These figures are available in the ‘Student loan forecasts, England: 2018 to 2019’, which is available at:...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education 28 Jul 2020

    The department publishes forecasts of higher education student numbers, student loan outlay and student loan repayments in England. The most recent publication (June 2019) is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/student-loan-foreca sts-england-2018-to-2019. These forecasts assume policies as set in June 2019 and the forecast of economic conditions at that point by the Office...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Arts: Higher Education 28 Jul 2020

    Reliable estimates of the historic cost to the public purse of degree subjects at this level of disaggregation are not available. Recent research published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies looked at how financial returns to higher education, for both students and the taxpayer, differ by subject studied. They estimate that, on average, the taxpayer gains £110,000 per male graduate and...

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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
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • *No heading*
  • Electric Vehicles

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: 20 Jul 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments received from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing opinion surveys:
26 August 2019, received £200. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 09 September 2019)
Payments from ComRes, Coveham House, Downside Bridge Road, Cobham KT11 3EP, for completing opinion surveys:
10 August 2019, received £75 for survey in April 2019. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 09 September 2019)
27 August 2019, received £150 for two surveys in May and June 2019. Hours: 30 mins in total. (Registered 09 September 2019)
Payments received from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing opinion surveys:
25 January 2019, received £70. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 09 September 2019)
8 February 2019, received £30. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 09 September 2019)
6 March 2019, received £80. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 09 September 2019)
4 April 2019, received £50. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 09 September 2019)
20 May 2019, received £60. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 09 September 2019)
13 August 2019, received £50. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 09 September 2019)
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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