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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.
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.
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.
Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
3 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2020.
Voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2020.
Generally voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2018–2021.
Almost always voted against more EU integration Show votes
13 votes for, 53 votes against, 1 absence, between 2018–2022.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ involvement in the (a) production and (b) provision of armed drones used by Russia in Ukraine.
I would like to open my remarks tonight by paying tribute to the late Professor Stephen Bonner, whose obituary features in The Times today. Professor Bonner delivered marvellous service to the people of Teesside in his various roles delivering critical care at James Cook University Hospital, including the major expansion in the number of our intensive care and high dependency beds and his...
The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right: this is a subject that crosses party boundaries and constituency boundaries. The contribution of everyone who has fought to ensure that we deliver the best possible cancer care across Teesside is undoubtedly to be applauded. I look forward to hearing the Minister’s remarks about what the Government’s pioneering work to deliver community diagnostic...
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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
- General Election 2017
- Shared Ownership: Insulation
- Apprentices: Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Currently held offices
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (since 6 Dec 2022)
- 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: 23 Jan 2023.
1. Employment and earnings
16 December 2022, received £700 from The Critic Magazine, 11 Tufton Street, Westminster SW1P 3QB, for an article. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 20 December 2022)
13 January 2023, received £200 from The Spectator
(1828) Ltd, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP, for a podcast appearance. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 16 January 2023)
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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