Alex Burghart

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Conservative MP for Brentwood and Ongar

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Alex Burghart’s voting in Parliament

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Conservative MP for Brentwood and Ongar

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

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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
  • Universities
  • 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)

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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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