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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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Kevin Foster’s voting in Parliament
Kevin Foster 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 Kevin Foster’s votes.
Voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2016.
Generally voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
24 votes for, 1 vote against, 6 absences, between 2015–2022.
Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
3 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2016–2020.
Consistently voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2015–2016.
Voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2016.
Generally voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 8 votes against, 4 absences, between 2015–2022.
Last updated: 25 Jan 2022.
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Kevin Foster has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
The Government is strongly committed to regional airports. They provide key transport links to our local communities, support thousands of jobs in the regions and act as key gateways to international opportunities. Transport Ministers recognise the importance of Doncaster Sheffield Airport to the region. We remain committed to a continued aviation future for the airport and continue to engage...
This is a matter for Companies House to take up with First Rail Holdings Ltd. The Department has financial support arrangements with the ultimate parent company First Group plc (the parent of First Rail Holdings Ltd) so does not foresee the need for any assessment of this issue.
The £2 fare cap announced by the Government on 3 September will apply to single bus tickets on most services in England outside London. This proposal is being funded from existing Department for Transport budgets and therefore will have no impact on the Barnett consequentials for Scotland.
More of Kevin Foster’s recent appearances
Conservative MP for Torbay
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Kevin Foster campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department of Health
- Department for Transport
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Home Office
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Junior Doctors: Pay
- Whales: Iceland
- Broadband: Torbay
- Terrorism: Northern Ireland
- Junior Doctors: Working Hours
Currently held offices
- Minister of State (Department for Transport) (since 7 Sep 2022)
Other offices held in the past
- 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
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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