Steve Double

Conservative MP for St Austell and Newquay

@stevedouble https://facebook.com/stevedouble2015

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Steve Double’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Steve Double sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Steve Double voted for requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Steve Double generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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

Steve Double has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Housing, Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions 20 Jul 2020

    Town and parish councils across mid-Cornwall have done an incredible job of supporting their communities through the pandemic, going out of their way to provide extra services. As a result, they have incurred extra costs, as well as seeing their income drop because of car parks. I know the Government have made money available to Cornwall Council to support these hard-pressed councils, but so...
  • Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill 16 Jul 2020

    I am sure that the Bill, with its title, “Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill”, is not, for most people, the most exciting or inspiring Bill that will come before the House, but for me it marks the culmination of an eight-year personal mission. In 2012, I was the cabinet member for Cornwall Council with responsibility for public lavatories. At that point, this newly formed...
  • Cabinet Office: Topical Questions 16 Jul 2020

    I warmly welcome this Government’s commitment to invest in the poorest and most disadvantaged parts of our country. Cornwall, for too long, has been seen as the poorest part of England and is set to face a very severe impact from the current crisis. Can my right hon. Friend therefore confirm that Cornwall will be a major part of this Government’s levelling-up agenda?

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Conservative MP for St Austell and Newquay

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

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Topics of interest

Steve Double campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Home Office
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Treasury
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Air Passenger Duty
  • Environmental Stewardship Scheme: St Austell and Newquay
  • Beverage Containers: Recycling
  • Tyres
  • Seasonal Workers: Cornwall

Currently held offices

  • Member, Petitions Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Transport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Petitions Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (7 Nov 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Petitions Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 2020.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Goonvean Aggregates Ltd
Address of donor: Boscawen House, Saint Austell PL26 7QF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: company, registration 8165845

(Registered 08 January 2020)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Good Faith Partnership LLP
Address of donor: 77 Great Peter Street, London SW1P 2EZ

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: the services of a Policy Adviser for 2.5 days per week from 1 July 2019 to 31 December 2019; approx. value £9,375

Date received: 1 July - 31 December 2019

Date accepted: 1 July 2019

Donor status: company, registration OC412989

(Registered 17 July 2019)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
From 10 May 2018, a flat in St Austell, co-owned with my wife and inhabited by a family member: (i). (Registered 17 May 2018)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Phoenix Corporate Gifts Ltd; a company selling branded merchandise. (Registered 29 May 2015; updated 03 January 2019)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Anne Double, as Principal Secretary. (Registered 29 May 2015; updated 01 May 2018)

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