Michael Tomlinson

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Conservative MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole

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Michael Tomlinson’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Michael Tomlinson sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Michael Tomlinson voted for requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Michael Tomlinson voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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

Michael Tomlinson has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

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Conservative MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole

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

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Topics of interest

Michael Tomlinson campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Education
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Home Office
  • Department of Health
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Green Belt: Dorset
  • Care Leavers: Social Services
  • Vetting: Dorset
  • Free School Meals
  • Long Term Unemployed People: Mid Dorset and North Poole

Currently held offices

  • Government Whip (since 13 Feb 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (7 Nov 2016 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Self employed barrister.
19 March 2020, received £568.83 from Pengillys LLP, Post Office Chambers, 67 St Thomas Street, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8H, for work carried out before I was a Member of Parliament. Hours: none since my election. (Registered 06 May 2020)
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing opinion surveys:
10 August 2019, received £75. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 10 September 2019)
30 August 2019, received £150. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 20 September 2019)
15 November 2019, received £75. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 08 January 2020)
15 November 2019, received £75. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 08 January 2020)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone street, London C1Y 8RT, for completing opinion surveys:
7 January 2019, received £100. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 17 January 2020)
25 January 2019, received £70. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 17 January 2020)
11 February 2019, received £30. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 17 January 2020)
27 March 2019, received £80. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 17 January 2020)
9 December 2019, received £60. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 17 January 2020)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: The Methodist Church
Address of donor: 25 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5JR

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: services of a voluntary intern for two days a week in my parliamentary office. The intern receives a bursary of £700 per month as a member of the Methodist Church’s ONE Intern Programme, £4,900 in total.

Date received: 6 January 2020 to 31 July 2020

Date accepted: 6 January 2020

Donor status: charity; other

(Registered 24 February 2020)
8. Miscellaneous
Self-employed barrister. (Registered 05 June 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Frances Mynors, as Principal Secretary. (Registered 05 June 2015; updated 13 January 2017)

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