Kevin Foster

Former Conservative MP for Torbay


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Kevin Foster is a former MP for Torbay.

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Former Conservative MP for Torbay

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

Left the House of Commons on 30 May 2024 — Dissolved for election

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Topics of interest

Kevin Foster campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department of Health
  • Home Office
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Junior Doctors: Pay
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Railways: South West
  • Gender Recognition
  • Broadband: Torbay

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill [HL] Committee (28 Feb 2024 to 7 Mar 2024)
  • Member, Media Bill Committee (29 Nov 2023 to 12 Dec 2023)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (27 Nov 2023 to 30 May 2024)
  • Member, Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill Committee (18 Jan 2023 to 25 Jan 2023)
  • Member, Shark Fins Bill Committee (16 Nov 2022 to 16 Nov 2022)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee ( 8 Nov 2022 to 26 Oct 2023)
  • Minister of State (Department for Transport) ( 7 Sep 2022 to 26 Oct 2022)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (16 Dec 2019 to 7 Sep 2022)
  • Assistant Whip ( 4 Apr 2019 to 16 Dec 2019)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales ( 4 Apr 2019 to 16 Dec 2019)
  • The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office ( 4 Apr 2019 to 31 Oct 2019)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (31 Oct 2017 to 24 Apr 2019)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (13 Jun 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (14 Dec 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (28 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee ( 7 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Culture, Media and Sport: Local Journalism 23 May 2024

    The Minister must have guessed that a mention of the Torbay Weekly, which was launched four years ago under its editor Jim Parker, would be coming in this supplementary question. On a more serious note, one of the worrying trends we have seen is the way that national corporations will buy a historic local title, turn it into a weekly and run into the ground. Even when such corporations close...
  • Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions 23 May 2024

    The reputation of Torbay’s iconic tourism sector has been badly hit by recent events relating to local water supplies. What discussions has the Minister had with colleagues in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs about ensuring that support is provided and paid for by South West Water to compensate for that?

More of Kevin Foster’s recent appearances

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