Chris Clarkson

Conservative MP for Heywood and Middleton

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Chris Clarkson’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Chris Clarkson sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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Chris Clarkson has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Public Bill Committee: Elections Bill: Schedule 1 - Voter identification 22 Sep 2021

    I appreciate that, with this amendment, the shadow Minister is attempting to ensure that as many people as possible can access the process, but does she really think that it would act as a deterrent to somebody who had got it in their mind to go through the process of looking at who does and does not vote? I could present myself at the polling station in Lancaster and say, “I’m Cat Smith;...
  • Public Bill Committee: Elections Bill: Schedule 1 - Voter identification 22 Sep 2021

    I recently renewed my passport, and it was quite heartbreaking not being able to use the same photo, because I have changed quite a bit in the past 10 years. Given that the purpose of this is to issue photo identity, does the hon. Lady agree that people change physically over the course of 15 years? A young person who registers at the age of 18 will look considerably different at the age of 33.
  • Public Bill Committee: Elections Bill: Schedule 1 - Voter identification 22 Sep 2021

    Could the hon. Lady develop her thinking on that? There are at least four pieces of photo ID in my wallet, and it will be no surprise to anybody here that I am very gay.

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Conservative MP for Heywood and Middleton

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


Topics of interest

  • Department for Transport
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Department for International Development
  • High Speed 2 Railway Line
  • High Speed 2 Railway Line: North West
  • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Archaeology
  • Hamas: Human Rights
  • Iran: Nuclear Weapons

Currently held offices

  • Member, Elections Bill Committee (since 15 Sep 2021)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (12 May 2021 to 24 Jun 2021)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 20 May 2021)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Oct 2021.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: The Carlton Club
Address of donor: 69 St James' Street, London SW1A 1PJ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 04 May 2021)

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