Antony Higginbotham

Conservative MP for Burnley

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Antony Higginbotham’s voting in Parliament

Antony Higginbotham is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

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Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Antony Higginbotham has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Ukraine 7 Dec 2021

    The focus on physical incursions into Ukraine by Russia shows that we still have a lot to learn about its way of operating. Will the Minister confirm that when we look at the defensive options that we might be able to provide to Ukraine to help them to deter that threat, we will also look at cyber-security and information, because that is where the Russians are now operating?
  • Conduct of the Right Hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip 30 Nov 2021

    It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Airdrie and Shotts (Ms Qaisar). I wish hon. and right hon. Members on both sides of the House a very happy St Andrew’s Day. It was a slight surprise to see on the Order Paper a motion in the name of the SNP that did not mention independence, but the hon. Member for Edinburgh East (Tommy Sheppard) managed to get it in in his perfectly scripted...
  • Conduct of the Right Hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip 30 Nov 2021

    I am grateful to my hon. Friend for his intervention, which highlights perfectly my point about faux outrage: all that SNP Members come here for is to do clips for social media. They do not want to be here. I get why they do not want to be here; I understand their desire for independence. But given that they are here, they have an obligation and a responsibility to represent their...

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Conservative MP for Burnley

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


Topics of interest

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Education
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Long Term Unemployed People
  • Reoffenders
  • UK Border Force
  • T-levels
  • Urban Areas

Currently held offices

  • Member, Judicial Review and Courts Bill (since 27 Oct 2021)
  • Member, Health and Care Bill Committee (since 27 Sep 2021)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (since 25 May 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (12 May 2021 to 24 Jun 2021)
  • Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (2 Mar 2020 to 16 Jan 2021)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 29 Nov 2021.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Lawrence Tomlinson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 September 2021)

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