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Tom Pursglove’s voting in Parliament
Tom Pursglove 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 Tom Pursglove’s votes.
Voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2016.
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
18 votes for, 67 votes against, 3 absences, between 2016–2022.
Consistently voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2015–2016.
Generally voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
1 vote for, 10 votes against, 3 absences, between 2016–2022.
Generally voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
27 votes for, 3 votes against, 4 absences, between 2015–2022.
Consistently voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, between 2015–2020.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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Tom Pursglove has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
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Conservative MP for Corby
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Tom Pursglove campaigned to leave the European Union
- Department for Transport
- Department of Health
- Ministry of Justice
- Department for Communities and Local Government
- Department for Education
- Magistrates' Courts: Northamptonshire
- Trade Promotion: Australasia
- Taxis: Guide Dogs
- Energy: Industry
Currently held offices
- The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (since 27 Oct 2022)
- Member, Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill Committee (since 5 Jan 2022)
- Member, Nationality and Borders Bill Committee (since 15 Sep 2021)
Other offices held in the past
- The Minister of State, Home Department (7 Sep 2022 to 25 Oct 2022)
- Minister of State (Ministry of Justice and Home Office) (7 Jul 2022 to 7 Sep 2022)
- Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Ministry of Justice and Home Office) (19 Sep 2021 to 7 Jul 2022)
- Member, Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (12 May 2021 to 24 Jun 2021)
- Assistant Whip (29 Jul 2019 to 19 Sep 2021)
- Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (27 Jul 2018 to 15 Jan 2019)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 28 Nov 2022.
Name of donor: Jamaica Tourist Board
Address of donor: 1-2 Prince Consort Rd, London SW7 2BZ
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Air travel and accommodation, value £1,978
Destination of visit: Kingston and St Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica
Dates of visit: 1-8 August 2022
Purpose of visit: Lords and Commons Cricket delegation for the 60th Anniversary of Jamaican Independence, including UK High Commission event with ministers and parliamentarians and presenting a donation to the BREDS Cricket Academy.
(Registered 05 September 2022)
16 January 2020, Board Member of the Corby Town Deal. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 10 February 2020)
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