Jo Churchill

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Conservative MP for Bury St Edmunds


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Jo Churchill’s voting in Parliament

Jo Churchill is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Jo Churchill sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

We have lots more plain English analysis of Jo Churchill’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Jo Churchill’s full vote analysis page for more.

Jo Churchill has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions 28 Jul 2021

    I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 17 June to Question 7785. Lateral flow tests used by the United Kingdom, including Innova, receive a rigorous laboratory-based evaluation by a joint Public Health England and University of Oxford team. We are confident that these tests are safe and effective. We are unable to provide the information requested relating to costs as it is...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Disease Control 28 Jul 2021

    Guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable individuals from 19 July was published on 12 July, outlining support that all clinically extremely vulnerable people can access, which is available at the following link: ding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid- 19 If a clinically extremely vulnerable individual has...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cancer: Waiting Lists 28 Jul 2021

    NHS England and Improvement are committed to clearing the cancer backlog of patients waiting over 62 days from referral to first treatment by March 2022. Progress has been made, with 2.68 million urgent referrals and over 664,000 people treated for cancer between March 2020 and May 2021. In May 2021 general practitioner urgent referrals for suspected cancer were 14% higher than the May 2019...

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Conservative MP for Bury St Edmunds

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

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Topics of interest

Jo Churchill campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department of Health
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Cancer
  • Drugs: Licensing
  • Public Sector: Pay
  • Small Businesses: Government Assistance
  • Personal Independence Payment

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care (since 26 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (9 Jan 2018 to 26 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Women and Equalities Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 23 Jan 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Grantham, owned jointly with my husband: (i) and since 7 May 2015 (ii). (Registered 4 June 2015; updated 18 January 2016)
Three flats in Grantham, owned jointly with my husband: (i) and since 7 May 2015 (ii). (Registered 4 June 2015; updated 18 January 2016)
Until 6 January 2021, a house in Newark, owned jointly with my husband: (i) and, from 7 May 2015 onwards, (ii). (Registered 04 June 2015; updated 18 January 2016 and 23 April 2021)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Until 5 May 2021, South Lincolnshire Scaffolding Ltd. (Registered 04 June 2015; updated 07 July 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
Trustee of SLS Pension Fund. (Registered 04 June 2015)
Directorship 50% of SLS Ltd (non-functioning). (Registered 04 June 2015)

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