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:

We have lots more plain English analysis of Chris Clarkson’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Chris Clarkson’s full vote analysis page for more.

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

Recent appearances

  • Education: T-Levels: Industry Placements 26 Apr 2021

    What steps his Department is taking to ensure that all students taking T-levels receive a high-quality industry placement.
  • Education: T-Levels: Industry Placements 26 Apr 2021

    Each T-level comes with a 45-day placement in industry, which is a fantastic opportunity for young people to get some real-life experience of their chosen sector. However, owing to competing pressures on business at the moment, some businesses are reluctant to commit to these qualifications, so will my right hon. Friend meet me and the principal of Hopwood Hall College to discuss how we...
  • Strength of the UK’s Armed Forces 14 Apr 2021

    Mr Deputy Speaker, “I hear it a lot on the Tory benches, this idea of a country that ruled the waves. Rule Britannia… I think that’s given way to a nostalgia rooted in the history of the Second World War that somehow says that we’re a small island nation that goes out punching above its weight, without ever really stopping to ask why on earth it is that we’re punching at all.”...

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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
  • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Job Creation
  • Iran: Nuclear Weapons

Currently held offices

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

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2021.


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