Gareth Bacon

Conservative MP for Orpington

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Gareth Bacon’s voting in Parliament

Gareth Bacon is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Gareth Bacon sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

We have lots more plain English analysis of Gareth Bacon’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Gareth Bacon’s full vote analysis page for more.

Gareth Bacon has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Unauthorised Development (Offences) 21 Sep 2021

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make unauthorised development without planning permission an offence; to prohibit retrospective planning applications; and for connected purposes. The purpose of this Bill is to ensure that everyone who engages with the planning system is on a level playing field and follows the same procedures. It is not to remove permitted development...
  • Public Bill Committee: Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Examination of Witnesses 13 Sep 2021

    Q Thank you very much, Sir Christopher. This is to Professor Goodwin. I graduated from the University of Kent 25 years ago, and my experiences in Canterbury are very different from what you have described. Do you agree that in a free and democratic society, the best way to deal with views you disagree with or, indeed, find repugnant is to be able to openly challenge them, debate them, and...

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Conservative MP for Orpington, Former Conservative

Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election

Entered the London Assembly on 5 May 2016 — Election

Left the London Assembly on 7 May 2021 — Election

Also represented Greater London


Topics of interest

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Treasury
  • Administration of Justice
  • Iran: Arms Trade
  • Abortion: Coronavirus
  • Abortion: Drugs
  • Tax Avoidance

Currently held offices

  • Member, Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill Committee (since 7 Sep 2021)
  • Member, National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee (since 16 Jun 2021)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (since 20 Jul 2020)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Sep 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
Until 9 May 2021, London Assembly Member, the Greater London Authority, Queens Walk, London SE1 2AA, I received £1,573.73 a month in return for a monthly commitment of approx. 10-15 hrs. (Registered 8 January 2020; updated 19 May 2021)
Until 15 March 2021, Councillor, London Borough of Bexley, 2 Watling St, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT. I received £816.50 per month in return for a monthly commitment of 5-10 hrs. (Registered 08 January 2020; updated 12 May 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
From 14 June 2021, unpaid director of Conservative Union Research Unit Ltd, which will provide research and briefings to Members on topics related to strengthening the union of the United Kingdom. (Registered 28 July 2021)

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

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