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James Heappey’s voting in Parliament
James Heappey is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a random selection of James Heappey’s votes.
Voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2016–2020.
Consistently voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2015–2016.
Voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2016.
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2020.
Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2016–2019.
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
14 votes for, 63 votes against, 6 absences, between 2016–2020.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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James Heappey has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
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Relocating eligible Afghans without passports or other documents is challenging, but we are working with third countries to negotiate routes that can be used for their relocation to the united Kingdom. We have already had some success in operating these routes, but the third countries who have worked with us have asked to do so discreetly.
The Armed Forces are currently providing Service personnel to support the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and vaccinator support to the York area. Requests for further support in other roles will be considered through the Military Aid to the Civil Authorities (MACA) process in the normal way.
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Conservative MP for Wells
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
James Heappey campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Ministry of Defence
- Department for Business
- Innovation and Skills
- Department for International Development
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Electricity Generation
- Aircraft Carriers: Procurement
- Minimum Wage: Prosecutions
- Pacific Ocean Islands and Papua New Guinea: Fisheries
- Aircraft Carriers: Helicopters
Currently held offices
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (since 16 Dec 2019)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 17 Oct 2016)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 13 Dec 2021.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: Burnham & Berrow Golf Club Ltd
Address of donor: St Christopher
’s Way, Burnham on Sea TA8 2PE
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Honorary golf club membership for the duration of my time as an MP
, annual value £1,050 in 2017
Date received: 14 July 2016
Date accepted: 14 July 2016
Donor status: company, registration 02868040
(Registered 14 July 2016; updated 02 August 2017)
From 6 March 2020, member of the Town Board for Mendip District Council
. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 18 March 2020)
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