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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.
This is a random selection of Neil O'Brien’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.
Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 2 votes against, 4 absences, between 2021–2022.
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
9 votes for, 51 votes against, 5 absences, between 2018–2021.
Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2020.
Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2020.
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.
Last updated: 21 Feb 2022.
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Neil O'Brien has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
We are committing £1.36 billion over three years to the Market Sustainability and Fair Cost of Care Fund, to support local authorities to prepare markets for reform and move towards paying a fair cost of care. In 2022/23, this will include collecting data on actual provider costs and devising a strategy to use funding to address market risks, which could include workforce pressures. In...
Under the Care Act 2014, local authorities have a duty to shape the care provider market to deliver a diverse range of high quality, person-centred care and support services. The white paper ‘People at the Heart of Care: adult social care reform’ set out how we will work with the Care Quality Commission to introduce a new assurance framework to assess local authorities’ delivery of...
‘People at the Heart of Care: adult social care reform’, published in December 2021, set out how the Government will address quality, fairness and accessibility in adult social care services. We continue to support local authorities to meet adult social care duties and deliver high quality care, including developing new measures relating to the workforce, strengthening assurance and...
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Conservative MP for Harborough
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election
Topics of interest
- Ministry of Justice
- Department for Education
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Department for Transport
- Reoffenders: Sentencing
- Schools: Finance
- Prison Sentences
- Prisons: CCTV
Currently held offices
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care (since 8 Sep 2022)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill Committee (15 Jun 2022 to 11 Jul 2022)
- Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities) (19 Sep 2021 to 6 Jul 2022)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (16 Sep 2021 to 19 Sep 2021)
- Member, Standing Orders Committee (1 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 21 Jan 2019)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.
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 until 16 September 2021, 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 was an unpaid role. (Registered 16 June 2020; updated 07 October 2021)
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