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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.
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...
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...
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
Last updated: 6 Sep 2021.
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