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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.
This is a random selection of Giles Watling’s votes.
Has never voted on a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2021.
Voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2020.
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
13 votes for, 48 votes against, 3 absences, between 2018–2020.
Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
3 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2020.
Voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2018–2019.
Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2020.
Last updated: 18 Jan 2021.
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Copyright and Performers’ Rights (Extended Collective Licensing) Bill: Second Reading – Giles Watling.
Marine Activities (Licensing) – Giles Watling.
I congratulate and commend the hon. Gentleman on securing this very important debate. Does he not agree that the very fact that we have been shrinking our armed forces for years has encouraged the likes of Vladimir Putin? Although I welcome the increase in spending to 2.5%, does he, like me, question the 2030 timescale? Is it fast enough? It is a long way off and others might be tempted or...
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Conservative MP for Clacton
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election
Topics of interest
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Department for Digital
- Media and Sport
- Department for Transport
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: EU Countries
- Arts: Finance
- Musicians: Visas and Work Permits
- Ofgem: Carbon Emissions
- Apprentices: Low Incomes
Currently held offices
- Member, Animal (Penalty Notices) Bill Committee (since 1 Dec 2021)
- Member, Cultural Objects (Protection From Seizure) Bill Committee (since 9 Nov 2021)
- 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)
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