Victoria Atkins

Minister for Afghan resettlement

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:

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 hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Afghanistan 30 Sep 2021

    The Home Office uses a “hub and spoke” model for all overseas visa applications whereby applications made at Visa Application Centres across the globe are routed electronically into regional hubs, including in the UK. We will be able to meet any increase in demand through redirecting applications and redeploying staff to relevant decision making centres where required. We have not needed...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Afghanistan 30 Sep 2021

    The Afghan Citizens' Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) is not yet open We are working through how many of those who were unable to board flights will be offered a place under the ACRS. More details, as soon as they are available, will be published on the GOV.UK: eme Between 15 and 29 August, the Department evacuated over 15,000 people from...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Afghanistan 30 Sep 2021

    We have warmly welcomed thousands of Afghan nationals to this country who have worked alongside our Armed Forces and diplomats in Afghanistan. On 1 September, we announced ‘Operation Warm Welcome’ to ensure Afghans arriving in the UK receive the vital support they need to rebuild their lives, find work, pursue education and integrate into their local communities. This includes the...

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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
  • Department for Education
  • Home Office
  • Garages and Petrol Stations: Prices
  • Schools: Finance
  • Mink: Lincolnshire
  • Glyphosate: Safety
  • Borders

Currently held offices

  • Minister for Afghan resettlement (since 17 Sep 2021)
  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (since 16 Sep 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (12 May 2021 to 24 Jun 2021)
  • Minister for Women (16 Jan 2018 to 13 Feb 2020)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (9 Nov 2017 to 16 Sep 2021)
  • 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: 4 Oct 2021.

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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