Simon Baynes

Conservative MP for Clwyd South

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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

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Simon Baynes has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Dementia: Covid-19 12 Nov 2020

    I, too, thank the hon. Member for Oldham East and Saddleworth (Debbie Abrahams) for her very impressive speech. As she said, it is a desperately important and overlooked subject, as has been eloquently expressed by many right hon. and hon. Members. I come to this debate with two points of view. First, I want to give voice to my constituents in Clwyd South who have asked me to speak this...
  • Written Answers — Scotland Office: Question 11 Nov 2020

    What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on co-ordinating a UK-wide response to the covid-19 outbreak.
  • Live Events and Weddings: Covid-19 Support — [James Gray in the Chair] 9 Nov 2020

    I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Carshalton and Wallington (Elliot Colburn) for opening this debate with such a good speech. The debate deals with two issues that are important both nationally and for my constituency, where 105 of my constituents signed the e-petition calling for additional support for live events and 91 signed the one calling for an increase in the number of guests...

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Conservative MP for Clwyd South

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


Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Education
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Cabinet Office
  • Economic Growth: North Wales
  • Schools: Coronavirus
  • Coronavirus: Scotland
  • Coronavirus: Wales
  • Question

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: 9 Nov 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)
8. Miscellaneous
Until 18 December 2019, Trustee and Chairman of the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust. (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, External Trustee of Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. (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)
Until 16 January 2020, Deputy Chairman of the Welsh Conservatives. (Registered 9 January 2020; updated 17 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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