Simon Clarke

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Conservative MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland


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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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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.

Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Treasury: Workplace Pensions: Low Pay 23 Jun 2022

    At Autumn Budget 2021, the government announced that it will introduce a system to make top-up payments in respect of contributions made in 2024-25 onwards directly to low-earning individuals saving in a pension scheme using a Net Pay Arrangement. These top-ups will help to better align outcomes with equivalent savers saving into a pension scheme using Relief at Source. An estimated 1.2...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Pensions: Inflation 20 Jun 2022

    The Government is providing £37 billion in cost of living support this year, including £15 billion in a new support package announced in late May. This includes extra support to help all pensioners stay warm this winter. Households eligible for the Winter Fuel Payment will receive an extra one-off payment of £300, paid in November/December alongside the existing Winter Fuel Payment....
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Apprentices: Taxation 20 Jun 2022

    As part of the Spring Statement, the Chancellor committed to examining the tax system, including the operation of the Apprenticeship Levy, to determine whether it is doing enough to incentivise businesses to invest in the right kinds of training needed for the economy to strengthen and grow. The Chancellor considers that a new culture of enterprise is essential to drive growth through...

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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
  • NHS: Weather
  • Employment: Mothers
  • Universal Credit

Currently held offices

  • Member, Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill [HL] Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)
  • 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: 13 Jun 2022.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
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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