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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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Giles Watling’s voting in Parliament
Giles Watling is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Giles Watling sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Giles Watling’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Giles Watling’s full vote analysis page for more.
Giles Watling has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last weekend a young man sadly lost his life in my constituency, and a county lines drug operation was peripherally involved. What are the Government doing to bring a stop to these county lines drug operations, which are ruining constituencies such as mine?
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to implement the policies set out in the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail.
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures the Government is taking to work with key stakeholders to manage the spread of sheep scab, or psoroptic mange, in England.
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Conservative MP for Clacton
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election
Topics of interest
- Department for Digital
- Media and Sport
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Department for Transport
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: EU Countries
- Sheep Scab: Disease Control
- Ofgem: Carbon Emissions
- Apprentices: Low Incomes
- Musicians: Visas and Work Permits
Currently held offices
- Member, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Sub-committee on Online Harms and Disinformation (since 10 Mar 2020)
- Member, Administration Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
- Member, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, DCMS Sub-Committee on Disinformation (12 Mar 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 12 Sep 2017)
- Member, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 20 Sep 2021.
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
From 17 January 2020, a residential property in Tendring District
: (i) and, from 20 March 2020, (ii). (Registered 28 January 2020; updated 04 May 2020)
Trustee of the Patricia Watling Trust; a trust which benefits members of my family. (Registered 04 July 2017)
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