Antony Higginbotham

Conservative MP for Burnley

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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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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.

However, Antony Higginbotham sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

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

Recent appearances

  • Scotland: Defence Sector 28 Apr 2021

    What steps his Department is taking to support the defence sector in Scotland.
  • Scotland: Defence Sector 28 Apr 2021

    The integrated review published last month made it clear that our strongest asset is the capabilities, expertise and skills we have across the United Kingdom. Does my right hon. Friend agree that it is the same expertise and skills, shared across the country, that has enabled us to spend billions of pounds over the next decade on shipbuilding in Scotland?
  • Ministerial Code 26 Apr 2021

    In the past 12 months, right hon. and hon. Members from both sides of the House have stood up and made sure that offers of support from local businesses have reached Ministers at the right time and in the right way, because that is how we have supported people across the country. Does my right hon. Friend agree that ensuring that those offers got to the right place at the right time has been...

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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
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Long Term Unemployed People
  • Housing
  • Reoffenders
  • Burnley Hospital: Admissions
  • Arts: Children

Other offices held in the past

  • 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: 12 Apr 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from RBS, 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2YB, for services as Regulatory Affairs Manager:
18 March 2020, received £1,446.72 deferred payment of discretionary bonus for 2019. Hours: none since my election. (Registered 17 April 2020)
18 June 2020, received £2,029.76 as second and final deferred payment of discretionary bonus for 2019. Hours: none since my election. (Registered 22 June 2020)

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