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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Caroline Ansell’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Caroline Ansell sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

Caroline Ansell has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Church Commissioners: Persecution for Religion and Belief 22 Apr 2021

    What assessment the Church of England has made of where people are at most risk of persecution as a result of their religion and belief.
  • Church Commissioners: Persecution for Religion and Belief 22 Apr 2021

    The global pandemic has only exacerbated the persecution of people of faith. I was dismayed to learn from this year’s world watch list that Nigeria has become increasingly hostile to Christians. The Anglican Church in Nigeria is its second-largest congregation in the world, so what support is the Church of England providing to raise awareness and to tackle persecution in Nigeria and around...
  • Housing, Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions 19 Apr 2021

    The eviction ban instituted by my right hon. Friend last year and due to end in May has undoubtedly saved untold misery. Now, covid-related rent arrears, built over successive lockdowns, are a very real danger. Will my right hon. Friend outline how measures will evolve to support individuals, families and landlords to sustain viable tenancies as we move into recovery?

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Conservative MP for Eastbourne

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

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Topics of interest

Caroline Ansell campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Education
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department of Health
  • Ministry of Justice
  • NHS Walk-in Centres
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination
  • Railways: South East
  • Courts: Closures
  • Aviation: South East

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 11 Jan 2021)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (28 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)

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Last updated: 12 Apr 2021.

8. Miscellaneous
Councillor, Eastbourne Borough Council. As of 1 January 2020, I receive no allowances for this role. (Registered 11 January 2020)

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