Laura Farris

Conservative MP for Newbury

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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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.

However, Laura Farris sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

Laura Farris has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Debate on the Address: Better Jobs and a Fair Deal at Work 12 May 2021

    There is no greater priority for me than the jobs and livelihoods of my constituents. The most anxiety-inducing aspect of the past year has been watching unemployment nearly triple in my constituency, notwithstanding the nearly 22,000 people whose wages were supported by furlough. That is why I wish to start by welcoming the measures in the Queen’s Speech that go to jobs and, in particular,...
  • Prime Minister: Engagements 28 Apr 2021

    The integrated review confirms the vital role that the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Berkshire will play in our future nuclear capability. I want to pay tribute to the establishment, particularly the senior female employees who have won a slew of national awards for their work in defence science, engineering and nuclear security. Given the Government’s significant investment in all those...
  • Post Office Court of Appeal Judgment 27 Apr 2021

    The sub-postmasters suffered a grave miscarriage of justice, but the circumstances that gave rise to it—defective technology twinned with a recalcitrant and inflexible employer—could easily happen again, particularly as technology and artificial intelligence are being rolled out in workplaces across the country. Does my hon. Friend think that there is a place in the forthcoming employment...

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Conservative MP for Newbury

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


Topics of interest

  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Education: Coronavirus
  • Care Homes: Coronavirus
  • Leisure: Coronavirus
  • Assessments: Coronavirus
  • Music: Culture Recovery Fund

Currently held offices

  • Member, Home Affairs 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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