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Maria Caulfield is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Maria Caulfield sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
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On a point of order, Mrs Cummins. While this is very entertaining, I am quite conscious that we are still not even past considering clause 2. We must get through the whole of the rest of the Bill this afternoon—there are 12 more clauses. May I ask your advice, Mrs Cummins, on how we can get through that when speeches are not necessarily referring to the Bill itself?
I am sorry, Sir Graham, but what about amendment 15?
On a point of order, Sir Graham. The debate is fascinating, but I ask your advice as to whether we are truly sticking to the scope of the Bill. I am aware that more than an hour has passed and we are on only the second group of amendments. Of course it is an important issue, but I would hate to reach a point next week where Opposition Members felt that we had not given proper scrutiny to the...
Conservative MP for Lewes
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Maria Caulfield campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 9 Nov 2020.