Paul Bristow

Conservative MP for Peterborough

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Paul Bristow’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Preventing Crime and Delivering Justice 11 May 2022

    It gives me great pleasure, as it always does, to speak in this debate on behalf of the great people of Peterborough. This is the best job that I will ever have. Whether I have it for two more years or for 22 years, it will always be a pleasure to talk about the issues that concern the great people of Peterborough. One of their big concerns is about crime and disorder, and they would fully...
  • Preventing Crime and Delivering Justice 11 May 2022

    The hon. Lady makes a thoughtful intervention and I agree with her: often, I want to see the police act much tougher on people blocking ambulances and gluing themselves to the sides of the road. However, what these measures will do is strengthen the powers that the police have in order to get rid of those nuisance issues that she quite rightly identifies.
  • Preventing Crime and Delivering Justice 11 May 2022

    The right hon. Gentleman is right. He identifies that hard-working people in this country completely agree with those sentiments and I am glad to be on their side. I ask hon. Members of the Labour party to do me a favour: please oppose the Public Order Bill because that will allow me to demonstrate to the people of Peterborough that, again, the Labour party is not in touch with them, their...

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Conservative MP for Peterborough

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


Topics of interest

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Treasury
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department for International Trade
  • Coronavirus: Disease Control
  • Alcoholism: Rehabilitation
  • NHS England and NHS Improvement
  • Football
  • Heart Diseases: Health Services

Currently held offices

  • Member, Elections Bill Committee (since 15 Sep 2021)
  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Invest in Education, 85 Great Portland Street, First Floor, London W1W 7LT, for speaking and participating in workshops on politics:
29 June 2021, received £500. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 30 June 2021)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: ZI Foundation
Address of donor: 77 Lincoln Road, Peterborough PE1 2SH

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, in-country transport, accommodation and meals with a total value of £4,500

Destination of visit: Bangladesh

Dates of visit: 20-24 January 2022

Purpose of visit: To understand the political and economic situation in Bangladesh, meet members of parliament and government, visit Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazaar, and see new schools and facilities in Nogridpur and Sylhet province.

(Registered 09 February 2022)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Two flats and a house in London: (i) and (ii). (Registered 09 January 2020)
10. Family members engaged in lobbying the public sector on behalf of a third party or client
My spouse, Sara Bristow, is a Director of Healthcomms Consulting Ltd (previously PB Political Consulting Ltd); a public relations consultancy. (Registered 09 January 2020; updated 30 November 2020)
My sister-in-law, Emma Petela, is a director at GK Strategy Ltd; a public relations consultancy. (Registered 20 March 2020)
My spouse, Sara Bristow, is a Director of Politicomms Consulting Ltd; a public relations consultancy. (Registered 30 November 2020)

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