James Cartlidge

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Ministry of Justice)

Conservative MP for South Suffolk

@jc4southsuffolk https://facebook.com/james4southsuffolk

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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James Cartlidge’s voting in Parliament

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

However, James Cartlidge sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

James Cartlidge has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Care Proceedings 30 Sep 2021

    Local Authorities do not issue care orders in England. They apply to the court for care orders to be made. In England and Wales, care orders are made by the Family Court or the Family Division of the High Court. The latest information was released as part of the Family Court Statistics Quarterly release, on 30th September 2021 and will include this data for England and Wales combined up to 30...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Courts: Coronavirus 29 Sep 2021

    We have taken decisive action to ensure the courts have sufficient resources to tackle our outstanding caseloads in the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. We spent over a quarter of a billion pounds on recovery last financial year, making court buildings safe, rolling out new technology for remote hearings and recruiting an additional 1,600 HMCTS staff. We will run each Crown Court site to...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Slavery and Trafficking Reparation Orders 29 Sep 2021

    The Ministry of Justice holds data on prosecutions and court outcomes for modern slavery offences; however, centrally held information in the courts proceedings database cannot identify the exact circumstances of the offence that led to a slavery or trafficking reparation order, for example, to identify that it was issued under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 as a result of a Daesh atrocity. This...

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Conservative MP for South Suffolk

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

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Topics of interest

James Cartlidge campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Home Office
  • Department of Health
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Mortgages
  • Neighbourhood Development Plans
  • *No heading*
  • Home Ownership Incentive Schemes

Currently held offices

  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Ministry of Justice) (since 19 Sep 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (4 Nov 2015 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Oct 2021.

7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Share to Buy Ltd; property portal, mortgage broker and home shows (see category 8 below). (Registered 02 June 2015)
Share to Buy (Advertising) Ltd; not trading (see category 8 below). (Registered 02 June 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
Unpaid director of Share to Buy Ltd and Share to Buy (Advertising) Ltd (not trading). (Registered 02 June 2015)

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