Victoria Atkins

Minister for Women

Conservative MP for Louth and Horncastle

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Victoria Atkins’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Victoria Atkins sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Victoria Atkins voted for requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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

Victoria Atkins has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Human Trafficking: Prisoners 31 Jul 2020

    An error has been identified in the written answer given on 24 July 2020. The correct answer should have been: The Single Competent Authority (SCA) operates the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) which is a civil process for the identification and support of victims of modern slavery. The SCA does not hold real time data on the number of individuals referred into the NRM who are in...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Human Trafficking: Prisoners 31 Jul 2020

    The Single Competent Authority (SCA) operates the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) which is a civil process for the identification and support of victims of modern slavery. The SCA does not hold real time data on the number of individuals referred into the NRM who are in custody at any specific time. The Single Competent Authority (SCA) operates the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) which is...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes 30 Jul 2020

    The Government has posted updated guidance on domestic abuse on gov.uk to ensure that anyone seeking relevant sources of assistance can find it https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid -19-and-domestic-abuse Existing sources of advice and support continue to be available to victims. The National Domestic Abuse Helpline, run by Refuge, is staffed by experts and available 24...

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Conservative MP for Louth and Horncastle

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

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Topics of interest

Victoria Atkins campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Home Office
  • Department for Education
  • Garages and Petrol Stations: Prices
  • Borders
  • Mink: Lincolnshire
  • Schools: Finance
  • Glyphosate: Safety

Currently held offices

  • Minister for Women (since 16 Jan 2018)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (since 9 Nov 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (Joint Committee) (5 Nov 2015 to 11 Feb 2016)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Mentorn Media
Address of donor: Tinopolis Centre, Park Street, Llanelli SA15 3YE

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Travel and hospitality associated with appearing on BBC Question Time, estimated approx. value £80

Date received: 19 September 2019

Date accepted: 19 September 2019

Donor status: company, registration 02329345

(Registered 01 October 2019)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
From 13 April 2018, house in London: (i) and (ii). (Registered 19 April 2018)
8. Miscellaneous
Barrister, currently not practising. (Registered 06 June 2015)
From 27 January 2020, member of the Connected Coast Board, a joint board for the Mablethorpe and Skegness Towns Fund. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 28 January 2020)

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