Simon Clarke

Conservative MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland


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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.

However, Simon Clarke sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

We have lots more plain English analysis of Simon Clarke’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Simon Clarke’s full vote analysis page for more.

Simon Clarke has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Debate on the Address: Better Jobs and a Fair Deal at Work 12 May 2021

    There is so much to welcome in the Queen’s Speech, which will make our great country safer, stronger and fairer. I am particularly pleased to welcome the legislation to support the introduction of the UK’s first freeports. We have already seen the impact of this Budget announcement in the Tees Valley, where GE Renewable Energy has committed to creating 2,250 jobs, mostly within the...
  • Debate on the Address: Better Jobs and a Fair Deal at Work 12 May 2021

    I absolutely take my hon. Friend’s point. He is quite right that this is a complex problem and we need to address aggravating factors, including land banking by developers, which undoubtedly makes the situation harder to address. We must confront the difficult reality that this is fundamentally a problem of supply. We should not privilege the interests of those who have homes over those who...
  • Home Department: Cleveland Police 22 Mar 2021

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Conservative MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Home Office
  • Department for Education
  • Treasury
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Sentencing: Foreign Nationals
  • NHS: Finance
  • Developing Countries: Charities
  • Apprentices: Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
  • Roads

Other offices held in the past

  • 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: 12 Apr 2021.

8. Miscellaneous
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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