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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:
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On a point of order, Mrs Cummins. I wonder about the relevance of this. The hon. Gentleman will forgive me for having interrupted him earlier by muttering from a sedentary position, which I do not do now; I rise to make it perfectly clear. Is this at all relevant to the amendment or clause?
First of all, may I apologise on behalf of the Minister who was going to respond to the debate, as both she and I were detained? I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Rother Valley (Alexander Stafford) on securing this important debate. Not only in this debate but throughout his time in Parliament, he has championed this issue and similar issues, and I congratulate him, once again, on...
Conservative MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Michael Tomlinson campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 4 Oct 2021.
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