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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, where they voted similarly to their party.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.
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A recent freedom of information request showed that more than 600 members of the police had been the subject of allegations of sexual misconduct since 2018. Most worryingly, nearly 10% of those had left the force before the disciplinary proceedings had concluded. In the public’s mind, that will raise a real worry that those people who do not have a black mark on their disciplinary record...
What steps her Department is taking to work with the police in helping to reduce violence against women and girls.
I also extend my deepest sympathies to the families of Sir David Amess and James Brokenshire. Southend has lost two sons and we have lost two very special parliamentary colleagues. I would like to recognise the work that my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary has been doing over the past few, very challenging weeks, which have had damaging implications for the relationship between the police...
Conservative MP for Newbury
Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election
Last updated: 4 Oct 2021.