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Laura Farris’s voting in Parliament
Laura Farris is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a random selection of Laura Farris’s votes.
Voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2022.
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
2 votes for, 10 votes against, between 2020–2022.
Voted a mixture of for and against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 2 votes against, 6 absences, between 2021–2022.
Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2021.
Voted a mixture of for and against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, 3 absences, in 2022.
Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
3 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2020.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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Laura Farris has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Sexually-motivated Manslaughter (Sentencing) Bill: Second Reading – Laura Farris.
Many people will find it quite extraordinary that we even need to have this debate, extraordinary to think that there is a market for bringing home the body parts of animals, and extraordinary that in certain quarters of the country, this is still considered a sport, desirable, or something to be proud of. I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Crawley (Henry Smith) for introducing...
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Conservative MP for Newbury
Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election
Topics of interest
- Department for Education
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Department for Digital
- Media and Sport
- Ministry of Justice
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Pupils: Sanitary Protection
- Employment Schemes: Health Professions
- Personal Independence Payment: West Berkshire
- Smart Export Guarantee
- Sanitary Protection: VAT
Currently held offices
- Member, Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Bill Committee (since 26 Oct 2022)
- Member, Speaker's Conference Committee (since 19 Oct 2022)
- Member, Justice Committee (since 8 Jun 2021)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Committee of Privileges (14 Mar 2022 to 11 Oct 2022)
- Member, Committee on Standards (14 Mar 2022 to 11 Oct 2022)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 15 Mar 2022)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 14 Nov 2022.
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Sir Christopher Gent
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
Donor status: individual
(Registered 03 March 2022)
Name of donor: Neville Bowen
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,700
Donor status: individual
(Registered 19 April 2022)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: Ascot Racecourse Ltd
Address of donor: High Street, Ascot SL5 7JX
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality for Royal Ascot
, value £500
Date received: 16 June 2022
Date accepted: 16 June 2022
Donor status: company, registration 04320977
(Registered 06 July 2022)
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