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Simon Clarke’s voting in Parliament
Simon Clarke 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 Simon Clarke’s votes.
Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2020.
Voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2020.
Voted a mixture of for and against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
3 votes for, 3 votes against, 4 absences, between 2021–2022.
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2022.
Generally voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2018–2021.
Voted a mixture of for and against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, 3 absences, in 2022.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the implications for national security of reports Iran has attempted to kill or kidnap British nationals in the UK.
The right hon. Gentleman makes a persuasive case for the need to ensure that work pays. Does he recognise that one of the most welcome measures in the Chancellor’s autumn statement was the increase in the national living wage, which will stand at well over £10 from next April?
Given that it is my first chance to speak from the Back Benches, I would like to pay tribute to the officials at both of my former Departments for their exemplary work supporting me over the course of the past couple of years. I found them consistently outstanding, and I am very grateful to them for all their support. I know, at the Treasury in particular, just how much work would have gone...
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Conservative MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election
Topics of interest
- Home Office
- Department for Education
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Sentencing: Foreign Nationals
- NHS: Finance
- NHS: Weather
- Energy: Prices
- National Grid: Privatisation
Currently held offices
- Member, Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill [HL] Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (7 Sep 2022 to 25 Oct 2022)
- Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (6 Sep 2022 to 25 Oct 2022)
- The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (16 Sep 2021 to 6 Sep 2022)
- Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (18 May 2020 to 22 Sep 2020)
- Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (13 Feb 2020 to 8 Sep 2020)
- The Exchequer Secretary (27 Jul 2019 to 13 Feb 2020)
- Member, Treasury Committee (20 Feb 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Treasury Sub-Committee (20 Feb 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (18 Dec 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 28 Nov 2022.
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2
Name of donor: Marc Pennick
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
Date received: 6 July 2021
Date accepted: 6 July 2021
Donor status: individual
(Registered 07 July 2022)
Name of donor: Zac Goldsmith
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
Date received: 5 August 2022
Date accepted: 5 August 2022
Donor status: individual
(Registered 11 August 2022)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: LTA
Address of donor: The National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, London SW15 5JQ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Tickets and hospitality for myself and my partner at Wimbledon, total value £1,250
Date received: 10 July 2022
Date accepted: 10 July 2022
Donor status: company, registration 07475460
(Registered 27 July 2022)
From 1 February 2020, a member of the Middlesbrough Town Deal Fund Board. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 24 February 2020)
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