Simon Clarke

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

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

  • Written Answers — Treasury: Housing: Construction 24 Sep 2021

    The Government recognises that the community-led housing sector offers significant potential for helping to meet housing need across the country. Discussions on the upcoming Spending Review will cover a range of important issues.
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Health and Social Care Levy 24 Sep 2021

    Alongside the announcement of the Health and Social Care Levy, the government has published a number of documents that set out the impact of the policy, including distributional analysis and a Tax Information and Impact Note.
  • Written Answers — Treasury: NHS: Finance 24 Sep 2021

    The NHS is a key spending priority for the government and that is why it committed in 2018 to a historic settlement that provides a cash increase of £33.9 billion a year by 2023-24. The announcement was clear that “some of the extra funding will come from the money the government will no longer spend on the annual membership subscription to the European Union after Britain has left” ...

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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
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Treasury
  • Sentencing: Foreign Nationals
  • NHS: Finance
  • General Election 2017
  • Roads
  • Syringes: Injuries

Currently held offices

  • The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (since 16 Sep 2021)

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: 4 Oct 2021.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Alexander Temerko
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date received: 26 April 2021

Date accepted: 28 April 2021

Donor status: individual

(Registered 28 April 2021)
Name of donor: Gary Lydiate
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £8,000

Date received: 16 July 2021

Date accepted: 20 July 2021

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 July 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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