Neil O'Brien

Conservative MP for Harborough


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Neil O'Brien’s voting in Parliament

Neil O'Brien is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

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Neil O'Brien has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities 20 Apr 2021

    One of the refreshing things about the report is the careful balance between acknowledging the challenges that are still very real and the progress that is happening. Here in Leicestershire, that progress is very visible on wages and employment. Does my hon. Friend agree that if we are to make further progress it is essential to acknowledge the progress that has been made and to understand...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus 29 Mar 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cumulative total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of covid-19 is in each Middle Layer Super Output Area; and what the rate of those cases was relative to the population in those areas at the time that those cases were so confirmed.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Question 16 Mar 2021

    What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of sentencing for dog theft.

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Conservative MP for Harborough

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

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Topics of interest

  • Ministry of Justice
  • Department for Education
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Transport
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Reoffenders: Sentencing
  • Schools: Finance
  • Prison Sentences
  • Sentencing
  • Prisons: CCTV

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Standing Orders Committee (1 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (11 Sep 2017 to 21 Jan 2019)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
28 January 2021, received £310.68 from Guardian News & Media, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU, for an article for the Observer. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 09 February 2021)
25 March 2021, received £375 from Guardian News & Media, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU, for syndication of previous article for the Observer. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 29 March 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
From 25 April 2018, a member of the advisory board of Onward, a think tank which aims to produce modernising ideas to address some of the biggest challenges facing the UK. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 16 June 2020)
From 25 April 2020, Secretary and sole Director of China Research Group Ltd (CRG), a company limited by guarantee which considers the longer term challenges associated with the rise of China and its industrial and diplomatic policies. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 16 June 2020)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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