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David Warburton’s voting in Parliament
David Warburton 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 David Warburton’s votes.
Voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2016.
Voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2016–2020.
Voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2016.
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2020.
Consistently voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2015–2016.
Consistently 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, between 2015–2016.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that access to NHS dental care is easily accessible across Somerton and Frome.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce rural crime; and what assessment her Department has made of the impact on communities of rural crime in (a) Somerton and Frome and (b) the South West.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to mitigate the impact of business rates on the economic viability of music venues.
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Conservative MP for Somerton and Frome
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
David Warburton campaigned to leave the European Union
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Department for Transport
- Home Office
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Department for Digital
- Media and Sport
- Roads: South West
- Entertainers: EU Countries
- Phosphates: Pollution Control
- Phosphates: Pollution
- Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Scheme
Currently held offices
- Member, Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill Committee (since 2 Mar 2022)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (7 Nov 2016 to 3 May 2017)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 16 May 2022.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: UK Music
Address of donor: Savoy Hill House, 7-10 Savoy Hill, London WC2R 0BU
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: A ticket to the Brit Awards, value £900
Date received: 11 May 2021
Date accepted: 11 May 2021
Donor status: company, registration 3245288
(Registered 20 July 2021)
This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 16 December 2021. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
Name of donor: Betting and Gaming Council
Address of donor: 1st Floor, 90 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1EU
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: A ticket to the Brits Awards, value £1,164
Date received: 8 February 2022
Date accepted: 8 February 2022
Donor status: company, registration 12213577
(Registered 14 February 2022)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Oflang Limited, a property development company. (Registered 05 June 2016; updated 14 November 2016 and 4 December 2017)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Harriet Warburton, as a Communications Officer
and Personal Assistant. (Registered 05 June 2015)
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