Michael Tomlinson

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

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Recent appearances

  • HMRC Impact Analysis: Customs 8 Oct 2019

    How many businesses would be affected if we left the EU without a deal—a deal that some Opposition Members seem to be opposing?
  • Withdrawal Agreement: Proposed Changes 7 Oct 2019

    The Minister was asked whether the Government are committed to publishing the details, but would that question not carry more weight if those on the Labour Front Bench had not already closed their minds? Within minutes of the deal being proposed last week, they said it was not good enough. Sadly, too many minds on the Opposition Benches—with honourable exceptions—are already closed. Is it...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Financial Resilience 7 Oct 2019

    I visited my local jobcentre, and it is very positive about the effects of UC. Specifically on financial resilience, how many people have been helped into work and the security of a regular pay packet as a result of UC?

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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
  • Long Term Unemployed People: Mid Dorset and North Poole
  • Free School Meals

Currently held offices

  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (since 30 Oct 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (7 Nov 2016 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
Self employed barrister.
22 October 2018, received £551.85 from Pengillys solicitors, Post Office Chambers, 67 St Thomas Street, Weymouth DT4 8HB. Hours: none since my election in 2015. (Registered 06 November 2018)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More St, London E1W 1YW, for completing opinion surveys:
16 January 2019, received £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 28 January 2019)
16 July 2019, received £200. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 19 July 2019)
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing opinion surveys:
20 November 2018, received £75. Hours: 1 hr. Fee paid direct to Mid Dorset and North Poole Conservative Association. (Registered 30 November 2018)
1 January 2019, received £75. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 23 May 2019)
18 January 2019, received £75. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 23 May 2019)
29 March 2019, received £75. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 23 May 2019)
16 May 2019, received £150. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 23 May 2019)
10 August 2019, received £75. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 10 September 2019)
30 August 2019, received £150. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 20 September 2019)
Payments from Populus, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT, for completing opinion surveys:
5 December 2018, received £50. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 11 December 2018)
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 will receive a bursary of £700 per month as a member of the Methodist Church’s ONE Intern Programme, £7,000 in total.

Date received: 25 September 2018 to 31 July 2019

Date accepted: 25 September 2018

Donor status: charity; other

(Registered 03 April 2019)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: JTI UK Ltd
Address of donor: Members Hill, Brooklands Road, Weybridge KT13 0QU

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets to 20th anniversary celebration event at Royal Academy of Arts, value £396

Date received: 2 July 2019

Date accepted: 2 July 2019

Donor status: company, registration 06835843

(Registered 10 July 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: All Party Parliamentary Cricket Group/Lords & Commons Cricket
Address of donor: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): £400 as partial costs of flights to Amsterdam for my wife and me.

Destination of visit: The Hague

Dates of visit: 28-30 June 2019

Purpose of visit: Parliamentary cricket trip with All Party Parliamentary Cricket Group/Lords & Commons Cricket.

(Registered 08 July 2019)
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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