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Craig Mackinlay is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Craig Mackinlay sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
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We have the same problem as the hon. Member for Canterbury (Rosie Duffield) on the beaches. It seems to be the fashion of the day. The Minister said that there are controls on retailers, but I have just looked online and eBay is selling these things—100 for £48.95—despite the guidance from the Government that this should not be on open sale. Something is going wrong with these online...
The Minister has outlined the legislation, as well as the background to the powers that councils have and that the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 gives us, but very few offences are taken further under that Act, which is disappointing. The frustration the public have is that although we have oodles of legislation, we do not seem to be applying it.
By taking this welcome step to suspend extradition to Hong Kong, we are saying clearly that we have little confidence in the judicial processes of China. Will my right hon. Friend assure me that he will be looking at other extradition treaties that this country has to make sure that there are no halfway house routes that China might exploit to get citizens with whom it disagrees back to Hong...
Conservative MP for South Thanet
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Craig Mackinlay campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.