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

  • Government's Management of the Economy 23 Feb 2021

    I was going to describe today’s topic as mind-bending, but after listening to some of the drivel from Labour Members, I think the correct word is probably “psychotropic”. The only way that this could be any more surreal is if they get the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Hodge Hill (Liam Byrne) to close with a lecture on fiscal discipline. As we have a short amount of time to speak, I...
  • Grooming Gangs 3 Feb 2021

    It is a pleasure and an honour to follow the hon. Member for Rotherham (Sarah Champion). She has given so much by giving a voice to the voiceless in this Chamber. I pay tribute to her work over eight years. I also pay tribute to her and to my hon. Friend the Member for Wakefield (Imran Ahmad Khan) for the work they have done to help form the Government’s strategy on CSE through the...
  • Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 28 Jan 2021

    Having been born and raised in Germany, where people do not shy away from their past lest the lessons be forgotten, I thought I was reasonably well versed in this subject. Then, last January, I had the opportunity to visit Yad Vashem. I would urge any Member here to visit that memorial, Auschwitz-Birkenau, or any of the other testaments to the unspeakable evil we are debating today. I have no...

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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
  • Department for International Development
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • High Speed 2 Railway Line
  • High Speed 2 Railway Line: North West
  • Hamas: Human Rights
  • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Archaeology
  • Palestinians: Schools

Currently held offices

  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (since 2 Mar 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 15 Feb 2021.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI Ltd)
Address of donor: Blick Rothenberg, 7-10 Chandos Street, London W1G 9DG

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation and hospitality with a total value of £2,300

Destination of visit: Israel and the West Bank

Dates of visit: 16-21 February 2020

Purpose of visit: Fact finding political delegation.

(Registered 28 February 2020)

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