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

  • Black History Month 20 Oct 2020

    I start by paying tribute to some really fantastic speeches we have heard in this debate, including an absolutely inspirational speech from my hon. Friend the Member for Windsor (Adam Afriyie) and a brilliant speech from my hon. Friend the Member for Hitchin and Harpenden (Bim Afolami), who really brought home the point that advantages and disadvantages are characteristics of individuals,...
  • EU Exit: Negotiations and the Joint Committee 19 Oct 2020

    I voted to leave in the referendum, and I strongly agree with my right hon. Friend that we have to have the right deal, but does he agree, given the economic challenges and the common security threats that we are facing from Russia, China and the middle east, that a deal is still the best outcome for both the UK and EU?
  • Covid-19 Economic Support Package 14 Oct 2020

    It is a pleasure to follow such a good and impassioned speech. Let me start with two important bits of context. The first is that this country and this Government are providing much more support to the economy and to preserve jobs and livelihoods than comparable countries. According to a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies earlier this week, while France, Germany and the US are...

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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 for Transport
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • 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 Oct 2020.

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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