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Alex Burghart’s voting in Parliament
Alex Burghart 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 Alex Burghart’s votes.
Generally voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2018–2021.
Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2020.
Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
3 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2020.
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2022.
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, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2021–2022.
Voted a mixture of for and against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 6 absences, between 2021–2022.
Last updated: 21 Feb 2022.
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Conservative MP for Brentwood and Ongar
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election
Topics of interest
- Department for Education
- Department for Transport
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Home Office
- Ministry of Housing
- Communities and Local Government
- Unemployment: Young People
- Corporation Tax
- Private Education: Fees and Charges
- Employment and Support Allowance
Currently held offices
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (since 20 Sep 2022)
- Member, Skills and Post-16 Education [HL] Bill Committee (since 24 Nov 2021)
- Member, Education (Careers Guidance in Schools) Bill Committee (since 22 Sep 2021)
Other offices held in the past
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education (16 Sep 2021 to 6 Jul 2022)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (18 Dec 2017 to 25 Feb 2019)
- Member, Standing Orders Committee (1 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 11 Feb 2019)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from the Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP:
5 April 2022, received £200 for a book review. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 05 April 2022)
Payments from News UK
& Ireland Ltd, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF:
24 November 2021, received £150 for a book review in the Times
Literary Supplement. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2021)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Alan L Perry
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,470 to Brentwood and Ongar Conservative Association as the winning bid for a raffle prize at a fundraising event at which I was present
Donor status: individual
(Registered 12 November 2021)
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