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Simon Baynes’s voting in Parliament
Simon Baynes is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Simon Baynes sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
Simon Baynes voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
We have lots more plain English analysis of Simon Baynes’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Simon Baynes’s full vote analysis page for more.
Simon Baynes has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support the mental health of NHS workers in North Wales duringâ¯the covid-19 outbreak.
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure (a) a green and (b) a resilient recovery from the covid-19 outbreak.
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions he has had with the devolved Administrations on tackling the covid-19 outbreak.
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Conservative MP for Clwyd South
Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election
Topics of interest
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Department for Education
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Cabinet Office
- Coronavirus: Wales
- Economic Growth: North Wales
- Schools: Coronavirus
- Coronavirus: Scotland
- Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus
Currently held offices
- Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (since 20 May 2020)
- Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (since 9 Mar 2020)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 10 Aug 2020.
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Property in Wales consisting of main house, annex, ancillary building, cottage and farmland: (i). These generate an income which does not exceed £10,000 in a calendar year. (Registered 09 January 2020)
Land in Spain: (i). (Registered 09 January 2020)
Until 18 December 2019, Trustee and Chairman of the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust Montgomeryshire Branch. (Registered 09 January 2020)
Until 8 January 2020, Trustee and Chairman of the Holroyd Community Theatre, Weston Rhyn, Shropshire. (Registered 09 January 2020)
Until 16 December 2019, Trustee of Mid-Wales Opera. (Registered 09 January 2020)
Until 15 December 2019, Trustee of Friends of St Myllin's Church, Llanfyllin. (Registered 09 January 2020)
Director of the Cazenove Association (alumni organisation). (Registered 09 January 2020)
Trustee and unpaid administrator of the Concertina Charitable Trust. (Registered 09 January 2020)
Trustee and unpaid administrator of the Bodfach Trust. (Registered 09 January 2020)
From 25 January 2020, Joint Chair of Women2Win Wales; an organisation which aims to ensure the fair representation of women at all levels of politics. (Registered 04 February 2020)
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